Cop fa­tally shot in Kash­mir, mil­i­tant killed in en­counter

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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.

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