Cop Guarding NC Leader Killed In South Kashmir’s Kokernag


 SRINAGAR — A policeman guarding a National Conference leader was killed in a militant attack at Hillar area of Kokernag in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Sunday.

“Militants fired upon a policeman on duty identified as Riyaz Ahmad at Hiller area, causing grievous injuries to him,” a police spokesman said.

The injured constable was rushed to hospital, but he succumbed to injuries, police said. 

The incident occurred when the NC leader Syed Tawqeer Shah was returning from the area where he had gone to attend the party workers meeting, they said.

The police have registered a case and started investigation into the incident. 

The wreath laying ceremony for the slain cop was held at district police lines Anantnag.

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah condemned the killing of the policeman. 

“My colleague from Kokernag in South Kashmir Judge (Retd) Tauqeer Sb was just attacked by militants. While he escaped unhurt, his security officer was hit & killed in the line of duty. I unreservedly condemn this dastardly attack & convey my condolences to the family of the deceased,” the former chief minister tweeted. 

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