4 Cops Injured in Sopore Attack; PDP Leader, Kin Shot At

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Srinagar—Four policemen were injured after militants hurled a grenade towards them in Sopore town of Baramulla district in north Kashmir on Wednesday.

According to a police official, militants lobbed a grenade at cops near police station Sopore at 4:20 pm. The device exploded with a big bang sparking panic in the crowded area. He said four policemen sustained splinter injuries due to grenade blast and were immediately removed to nearby hospital for treatment.

The injured policemen have been identified as Head Constable Noor Muhammad, Head Constable Ghulam Hassan Bhat, Constable Abdul Rehman and Constable Bilal Ahmad. All the injured are undergoing treatment and condition of two of them is stated to be critical.

Soon after the attack, a large contingent of government forces including SOG and Army rushed to the spot and launched manhunt to nab the attackers. No militant outfit so far has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Meanwhile, suspected militants last night shot at a PDP worker and his nephew in Baramulla after they were coming out of local mosque. Reports said unknown gunmen fired upon Abdul Rashid Lone when he was coming out from a mosque  in Khanpura area after offering Taraweeh prayers.

The reports added that the incident took place at 10:30 pm outside the Khanpura shrine. Along with Lone, his nephew too suffered injuries, and both were shifted to hospital. Lone had retired after serving the Jammu and Kashmir electricity department, the reports added.

Policeman found dead inside car 

A policeman was found dead in his car at Cheshmashahi area on Srinagar outskirts on Wednesday. 

A J&K Police official said that Head Constable Sheetal Singh was found dead in his personal car at Cheshmashahi. “It was not immediately clear how he has died. We are looking into the matter and after medico-legal formalities, his body would be handed over to his family,” the official said, adding that a case has been registered.


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