A joint patrol party of Army’s 1 Rashtria Rifles and police arrested two suspicious persons, who were on a motorcycle.
The assailants fired upon Javeed Ahmad Dar near his residence in Brazloo Jageer area of the south Kashmir district at around 4.30 pm, they said.
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor further assured the families that they will be home soon.
Two security personnel, two civilians injured in encounter between forces, militants in J-K's Kulgam
A police spokesperson said there were no injuries in the initial attack but the assailants were trapped as a cordon was laid around the area.
A police spokesperson said there were no reports of any injuries in the attack but the assailants were trapped.
Officials said the policemen came under attack when they were busy in managing the traffic at Adijan Crossing on their way back after escorting former minister Abdul Majid Padar to his residence.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Aharbal area of the south Kashmir district following inputs about the presence of militants there.
The area was immediately cordoned off by police, Army and CRPF personnel and a bomb disposal squad was called to the spot, a police spokesman said.
This is the second gunfight in Kulgam district and the third in south Kashmir in the last two days.
Two Army soldiers were also injured in the exchange of fire in Kulgam's Chimmer village, police said.
Security forces have arrested a Hizbul Mujahideen militant in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Friday.
As many as two policemen and one civilian were injured after terrorists hurled a grenade at a police station here in Kulgam.
One of them is injured and has been hospitalised,” a police official said and have been identified as Shamsul Waqar alias Pyara and Aqib.
The slain militant was identified as Mudasir Badroo, a resident of Yaripora in Kulgam district after the police launched an operation in Nowbug on receiving information of their presence.
Two encounters broke out this morning between security forces and militants in Kulgam and Pulwama districts of south Kashmir, police said.