A policeman was killed and another critically wounded in two separate guerrilla shootouts in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar on Wednesday afternoon.
Police said guerrillas shot at and critically injured a constable of the state armed police identified as Farooq Ahmad at Bohri Kadal downtown area of the city.
"The injured constable succumbed to critical injuries en route to the hospital," a senior police officer said in Srinagar.
In another incident, an assistant sub-inspector of the local police identified as Abdul Gani was shot from point blank range in the busy Maharaja Bazaar locality, half a kilometre from Lal Chowk, the city centre.
"The injured cop has been referred by the doctors at the city's SMHS hospital for specialised treatment to the Soura Institute of Medical Sciences," another police officer said in Srinagar.