Policeman shot dead in Shopian

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Srinagar: A policeman was killed while another cop and a civilian were injured on Friday night when militants fired at a picket in a village at Shopian district of south Kashmir.

The militants attacked the security post, guarding minority community in a village in Jamnagri area.

The policemen retaliated, forcing the attackers to flee.

A constable, Nazir Ahmad, was killed in the gunfight, superintendent of police, Shopian, Tahir Saleem said.

Another constable Zahoor Ahmad and a civilian Puran Krishan Koul were injured in the incident and have been referred to 92 Base Hospital, Srinagar for further treatment. 

The area has been cordoned off and a search launched to track down the militants, said a police official.

 

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