Militants attack Indian forces in Kashmir; one civilian killed

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.

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