A policeman was killed while another cop and a civilian were injured on Friday night when militants fired at a picket in a village at Shopian district of south Kashmir.
The militants attacked the security post, guarding minority community in a village in Jamnagri area.
The policemen retaliated, forcing the attackers to flee.
A constable, Nazir Ahmad, was killed in the gunfight, superintendent of police, Shopian, Tahir Saleem told HT.
Another constable Zahoor Ahmad and a civilian -- Puran Krishan Koul -- were injured in the incident.
The area has been cordoned off and a search launched to track down the terrorists, a police official said.
The policemen and the civilian hurt in the attack were rushed to District Hospital in Shopian, where Nazir succumbed to his injuries.
Zahoor and Krishan’s condition is stable and they have been referred to the Army Base Hospital in Srinagar for further treatment.