New Delhi: An unidentified terrorist on Tuesday opened fire upon a BJP worker in Nunar district of Ganderbal, Jammu and Kashmir, forcing retaliation from his private security personnel. A militant died in the firing. Also Read - 'I Apologise... Just Forgot the Name': Kamal Nath Explains 'Item' Jibe After Controversy, EC Takes Note

The BJP leader, identified as Gh Qadir, a BJP leader, in Ganderbal district is safe, but his PSO, Mohd Altaf, was injured in the incident, a police official said. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: Police Inspector Shot Dead by Militants in Anantnag District; Area Cordoned Off

The officer was rushed to the hospital where his condition was stated as stable. However, he was pronounced as dead later. Also Read - 'Citizenship Amendment Act Will be Implemented Soon': BJP President JP Nadda in West Bengal

A cordon and search operation has been launched in the area.