Cop fatally shot in Kashmir, militant killed in encounter
SRINAGAR : A militant was killed and another injured in an encounter in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, while unidentified gunmen shot dead a police constable in north Kashmir’s Sopore town.
Police and the army late Friday night launched a cordon and search operation in Babogund village in Pulwama as militants were present in a house. In the morning, an encounter broke out, resulting in the killing of one militant while two other militants escaped. However, one militant was later brought to SMHS hospital in an injured condition.
A defence spokesman said that one militant was killed in the Pulwama operation. Restrictions were imposed in Pulwama and adjacent villages.
Late Friday night, unidentified gunmen forcibly entered the house of police constable Javeed Ahmad at Warpora Sopore and opened fired at him. He was shifted to sub-district hospital where doctors declared him dead. The constable was associated with armed battalion of the police. Police blamed militants for the killing of the constable.