Three suspected militants, a police officer and an Army jawan were killed in a gunfight in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, PTI reported. The militants are said to be members of the Jaish-e-Mohammed.

An Army major and two soldiers were injured, and are out of danger.

The police officer who died was identified as Deputy Superintendent of Police Aman Kumar Thakur. He was awarded the Director General of Police’s Commendation Medal and Certificate for his service last month.

A joint team of the Rashtriya Rifles, the Central Reserve Police Force and the Special Operations Group had launched a cordon-and-search operation in Turigam area of the district after getting information about the presence of militants there, a police official told PTI. The militants fired on the security personnel, which triggered a gunfight.

Thakur was seriously injured in the neck, and succumbed to the injury when he was being flown to the Army hospital.