Police Vehicle Ambushed, 3 killed

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SRINAGAR: Two policemen, guarding an officer, and a cabdriver were killed when suspected militants attacked a police vehicle at Pampore Wednesday night.

The DySP from 11th Battalion IRP Abdul Hamid according to sources escaped unhurt while two of his guards including Head Constable Muhammad Yaqoob and constable Me’rajudin sustained injuries. They were shifted to SMHS hospital in Srinagar where they succumbed to injuries, the hospital sources said.  

Police sources that unidentified gunmen resorted to indiscriminate firing on a police vehicle near Galandar Pampore.  Police said that a civilian Manzoor Ahmed Qasab son of Ali Muhammad resident of Awantipore who was driving a Sumo was hit by a bullet that resulted in his on the spot death. 

Sources said that the suspected militants managed to flee from the spot after the strike while Army personnel from 50 RR, SOG, CRPF and police personnel cordoned off the area. Massive search operation was going on till the last reports.

Pertinently, militants on Monday night attacked a BSF convoy injuring 9 soldiers including an Assistant Commandant . The responsibility of that attack was claimed by militant outfit Hizbul Mujhadeen.

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