ASI Injured In Militant Attack In Shopian

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Srinagar: Unknown militants on Tuesday shot at and injured a policeman in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Around 5:45pm Tuesday, unidentified militants opened fire upon Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Shabir Ahmad when he was returning home after offering prayers at a local mosque in his native Amishijipora village of the district, a police spokesperson said.

In the surprise militant attack, he said, Ahmad received gunshot injuries and was immediately evacuated to nearby hospital for treatment. However, the doctors there referred him to Srinagar hospital for advanced treatment.

According to reports, the injured ASI has been admitted at army’s 92 base hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, police have registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law and started an investigation.

The officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this terror crime. Area has been cordoned and search in the area is going on.

Today’s attack on the ASI comes three days after a police head constable Ali Mohammad Ganie was shot dead by militants near his home in Hassanpora village in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on January 29.

A day earlier on January 28, a policeman Munir Mehraj had a miraculous escape after an unidentified militant fired upon him from close range in Batamaloo area of this capital city.

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