In Frames: Beerwah Gunfight

A Special Police officer (SPO) was killed and another policeman injured during a fierce encounter in Beerwah area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Friday. Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK
According to Kashmir police chief, IGP Vijay Kumar, the militants escaped in a wounded condition as they left a trail of blood. Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK
A Cordon And Search Operation (CASO) was launched in the area to find the escaped militants. Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK
Locals alleged the ransacking of homes by the security forces during the search operation. Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK
During the exchange of fire, SPO Altaf Ahmed and constable Manzoor Ahmed sustained injuries. The former succumbed to his injuries later. Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK