Militants attack Indian forces in Kashmir; one civilian killed

JK Bank

By News Desk | Srinagar

The Jammu and Kashmir police today said that the militants attacked a police party in a Sopore market at 12.35 pm, leaving a civilian dead and a policeman seriously injured.


Sopore is 55 kilometres north of the Indian Kashmir’s summer capital Srinagar, in the district Varmul.

“Militants opened firing on a police party while they were clearing the traffic jam in Iqbal market area in Sopore,” the Superintendent of Police, Sopore, Imtiyaz Hussain told PTI.

In the firing, a sixty-year-old civilian got killed and Constable Kishor Kumar of Indian Reserve Police (16th battalion) was hit by a bullet in the neck.

“The militants snatched the AK-47 rifle of the injured cop before fleeing from the scene,”  added Hussain.

In last 15 days, this is the third militant attack in Kashmir. On March 13, Lashkar-e-Toiba militants had attacked a CRPF camp in Srinagar, killing five of its personnel and two militants were killed in retaliatory action. Three days ago, militants attacked a Indian Border Security Force (BSF) convoy in the outskirts of Srinagar, leaving a one dead and two others injured.


  1. As expected, no criticism of the militants in Kashmir for carrying out such vile acts. Kashmir ka kya hoga? And what is this hypocrisy where you highlight the civilian death but not the grave injury caused to the Policeman, in the headline.