Pulwama: A policeman on Thursday was killed and another injured in a militant attack in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, barely 24 hours after two BSF personnel were shot dead in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.
Unknown militants appeared in Prichoo area of the district this afternoon and fired randomly towards a checkpoint manned by paramilitary CRPF and police personnel, reports said. Two militants were injured in the initial burst of fire that caught the forces off guard.
Both the policemen were removed to the district hospital Pulwama for treatment. However, the doctors there declared one of the cops identified as Anoop Singh of IRP 10th battalion as brought dead on arrival.
Medical Superintendent, District hospital Pulwama, Dr. Jameel Ahmad told Kashmir Observer that one policeman was brought dead to the hospital while another had received multiple gunshot injuries.
“We referred him to Srinagar hospital for advanced treatment,” he added.
The injured cop has been identified as Mohammad Ibrahim.
Meanwhile, the militant attack created panic in several villages of the district prompting people to stay indoors.
According to reports, additional forces reached the shootout spot and started a search operation to nab the attackers. Apart from Prichoo, Karimabad and Wagum areas were also placed under siege and search operation was launched.
Pertinently, this was the second attack on state forces in the Valley in the last 24 hours. On Wednesday, militants shot dead two BSF personnel at Pandach area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.
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