A block development council (BDC) member and his personal security guard were killed and a civilian was injured in a terrorist attack outside the municipality office in the Sopore area of Jammu and Kashmir''s Baramulla district on Monday, police said.

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An encounter is underway between security forces and terrorists at DH Pora in Kulgam.Twitter/ANI

Terrorists opened fire on BDC member Reyaz Ahmad and his security guard Shafat Ahmad outside the municipality office in Sopore, a police official said.

Both Reyaz and Shafat died on the spot while civilian sustained injuries in the attack, he added. . Police have cordoned off the area to track down the assailants.

Area cordoned off 

According to the inputs, forces have been deployed in the area following an attack on the BDC chairperson. A councilor has sustained serious injuries in the attack.

The incident happened during a meeting of the councillors. While BJP leader Fareeda Khan escaped unhurt, two persons -- one councillor and one PSO -- have died in the terrorist attack.

In a statement, J&K Police said, "Terrorists fired at Municipal Office Sopore. In this terror incident, police personnel Shafqat Ahmad and councillor Riyaz Ahmad got martyred and councillor Shams-ud-din Peer got injured. Injured shifted to hospital for treatment. Area cordoned off..."