Police Officer Shot At in Shopian

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Srinagar—A Jammu and Kashmir Police officer was injured after suspected militants fired upon him at Imamsahab area in Shopian on Thursday evening.

Official sources said that unidentified gunmen, believed to be militants, opened fire upon the police Sub-Inspector (SI) Gowhar Ahmad Malla while he was playing Volleyball in a local ground near his home at Barbugh area of Imamsahab this evening.

Gowhar Ahmad who is posted at Srigufwara in Anantnag was immediately shifted to near by hospital where from he was referred to Srinagar hospital for specialized treatment.

Soon after the attack government forces launched a hunt to nab the attackers.

This is the second attack on policemen in less than four days.

On 28 August afternoon, suspected militants shot at a Police’s Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Abdul Rashid Pir near Lal Chowk in volatile south Kashmir’s Anantnag district. Pir, who received bullet injury in his abdomen, was first moved to district hospital Anantnag for treatment. Pir later succumbed to his wounds at Indian Army’s 92 base hospital in Srinagar.

A day earlier at least 10 security personnel, including four JK policemen were killed, when militants launched a daring attack on District Police Lines in Pulwama.

This year has been the bloodiest for J&K Police since 2013. They have lost 27 cops in the first eight months of the year.

In another deadly attack on 16 June this year, a group of militants ambushed a police party in the Anantnag district in which six policemen, including a station house officer (SHO) of Achabal police station, were killed.

Director General of J&K Police SP Vaid had confirmed to reporters that – “They (militants) fired at the policemen from very close range and later escaped with five AK-47 assault rifles.’’ Vaid added that the attackers belonged to a Lashkar module.

Kashmir is witnessing a new-age of armed militancy, especially in four volatile districts of south Kashmir where militants are routinely killed in encounters with government forces. But they also keep finding new recruits.

Highly placed sources in the J&K Police department insist that the new wave of armed rebellion is “unpredictable in many ways” because “the new-age of militancy is not entirely controlled by Pakistan”.

Highly placed sources in the J&K Police department insist that the new wave of armed rebellion is “unpredictable in many ways” because “the new-age of militancy is not entirely controlled by Pakistan”.

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