A Jammu and Kashmir police officer received grievous injuries after being shot in the chest by militants on Saturday morning a day after a cop was killed in a similar attack.

According to reports, the incident took place in Khanabal town of Anantnag district. The militants used a pistol to shoot at special police officer (SPO) Turaj Singh.

Singh was rushed to district hospital where his condition remains critical.

Meanwhile, security forces have cordoned off the area and the hunt for the militants is on.

In a similar attack, SPO Mushtaq Ahmad Sheikh died and his wife was seriously injured after suspected militants entered their home in Anantnag district on Thursday evening.

The incident took place in Bijbehara town of the district, a police official said.