According to reports, militants fired at the police guard posted at minority pocket Jamnagri in Herpora area of Shopian at around 8:30 pm. A police official said that the policemen retaliated, forcing the attackers to flee.
The area has been cordoned off and a search launched to track down the terrorists, the official said.
Meanwhile, the unrest in valley crossed the 90-day mark on 6 October with protests and clashes continuing in several areas.
The valley has been in such state after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani on 8 July. Till now, over 93 people have been killed and more than 13,000 have been injured.
The separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik, who are spearheading the ongoing agitation in Valley, have called for UN march.