Sopore attack: Sub-Inspector among three cops injured

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Two cops as many as civilians were killed and at least three policemen, one of them assistant sub inspector, were injured after militants carried a major attack on security forces’ party in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, officials said.

Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh told GNS that militants attacked the police party on covid-19 duty at Arampora area in the Sopore town. Two policeman and as many as civilians were killed, he said.

Three police personnel including a assistant sub inspector were injured in the attack, he said. Sources said that two more civilians were also injured in the attack.

Meanwhile, sources identified the civilian killed as Manzoor Ahmad Shallah of Shalimar Colony Sopore and Bashir Ahmad of Mahrajpora Sopore.

The policemen killed in the attack have been identified as Showkat Ahmad son of Abdul Gani Parray of Goripora Beerwah Budgam and Constable Waseem Ahmad son of Mohammad Sadiq Bhat of Narbal Srinagar. Among the injured cops, Mukesh Kumar has been referred to Srinagar hospital for specialized treatment. One the other injured police personnel has been identified as SPO Danish.

While the area has been cordoned off and a hunt has been launched to nab the attackers, the officials said that senior police officers have reached the spot and are taking overall view of the situation.

The official said that militant outfit Lashker-e-Toiba was behind the attack. Emerging story. More details awaited. (GNS)

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