2 Cops Shot Dead In Bandipora Town

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Srinagar- Suspected militants on Friday shot dead two policemen in an audacious broad daylight attack in Bandipora town of north Kashmir.

A police spokesman said unidentified militants appeared in busy Gulshan Chowk in the main town Bandipora on Friday evening and fired shots towards a police team leaving two cops injured.

He said that the injured police constables identified as Mohammad Sultan and Fayaz Ahmad were removed to the nearby district hospital for treatment. However, they succumbed to grave gunshot injuries.

Block Medical Officer (BMO) Bandipora, Dr Masarat Iqbal told Kashmir Observer that both the cops had head injury and were brought dead to the hospital.

“It looks like they were targeted from point blank range,” he added.

According to reports, the surprise militant attack created panic in the area and prompted the traders to down their shutters. Many street vendors also left their carts and ran for safety.

Following the deadly attack, senior police officers along with reinforcement of police, army and CRPF reached the shootout spot. The joint forces also carried out a cordon and search operation to nab the attackers.

“Police has registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law. Investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the circumstances which lead to this terror crime,” the police spokesperson said.

He further added that the area has been cordoned off and search in the area is going on.

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