A man, brother of a Territorial Army personnel, was killed after unknown gunmen, suspected to be militants, fired upon their residence in the Sharda Shrief area of Thanamandi in Rajouri district on Monday night.

Srinagar based news agency GNS quoted official sources as saying that militants opened fire at the residence of TA personnel in Kunda village near Sharda Sharief , resulting in critical injuries to his brother identified as Mohammad Razak son of Mohammad Akbar.

He was immediately shifted to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead on arrival, they said. Razaq, 40, was working in the Social Welfare Department, they said.

Meanwhile, a joint team of Police and army have launched a cordon and search operation in the area to nab the attackers. When this report was filed, searches in the area were going on and no arrested culminated.