Srinagar: Militants on Tuesday attacked a police post guarding a mosque in Sopore, about 52 kms from Srinagar, killing one policeman and a civilian.
The militants struck at the police picket in Tujjar Sharief area of Sopore in Baramulla by opening fire, a police officer said.
The police post was also guarding the shrine of Sultan-ul Arifin Makhdoom, the officer said.
One policeman, Constable Fayaz Ahmad, was injured in the attack. He was shifted to a hospital in Sopore town where he succumbed to injuries, the officer said.
A civilian was also killed in the attack.
The militants snatched the INSAS rifle of the injured cop before fleeing from the scene.
Additional forces have been rushed to the spot.