Cop Killed, 2 Others Injured In Kulgam Attack

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LG Says Those Responsible For Such Heinous Acts Shall Be Brought To Justice

Srinagar: A policeman was killed and two others injured on Saturday in a militant attack in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

A group of militants fired indiscriminately upon a police party at Poshwan area of Damhal Hanjipora at around 7:20 pm Saturday resulting in the on the spot death of one policeman. Two other police personnel sustained bullet injuries, according to police sources.

A police spokesman, quoting from preliminary investigations, later said a group of militants fired upon a police party headed by SHO Police Station DH Pora who were busy in managing the traffic at Adijan Crossing after escorting Abdul Majid Padar, a protected person, up to his residence.

"In the attack, he said, three police personnel sustained gunshot injuries and were evacuated to hospital for medical treatment. However, Constable Nisar Ahmad succumbed to his injuries and attained martyrdom", the spokesman said.

“It is pertinent to mention that taking undue advantage of huge traffic jams and presence of large numbers of civilians, the terrorists fired indiscriminately upon the SHO and his escort party and managed to escape from the spot. However, to avoid collateral damage in view of the huge rush, the police party exercised maximum restraint. Both the injured personnel are stable and have been discharged from hospital after medical treatment,” the police spokesperson said.

He further said that Police has registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law and investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the circumstances which lead to this “terror crime”.

“Area has been cordoned off and search in the area is going on,” the police spokesperson added.

Meanwhile, J&K Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, who is scheduled to visit the south Kashmir district on Sunday, condemned the militant attack

“I strongly condemn the cowardly attack on the security force in Kulgam in which our brave police jawan, Nisar Ah Wagay attained martyrdom. Militants will never succeed in their nefarious designs, those responsible for such heinous acts shall be brought to justice,” Sinha posted from his official Twitter handle.

“My heartfelt condolences to the family of the martyr in this time of grief,” he wrote in another Tweet.

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