A Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) jawan was killed on Monday and another injured in a militant attack in the heart of Srinagar city.

The attack near Iqbal Park took place at 10:25 a.m. when the two CISF jawans were shopping in the busy market near the park, police said.

Police said two militants used silencer-fitted pistols and fired from a point blank range at the jawans, who were not carrying any arms with them.

The jawans were rushed to a hospital in Srinagar, but one of them succumbed to the injuries, while the other is being treated, it said.

Security forces have cordoned off the area and a massive manhunt has been launched to nab the assailants, police said.