Cop killed, another injured as militants strike in Pulwama

Militants strike in Pulwama
Government forces position themselves to retaliate as militants attack in Pulwama

PULWAMA — One policeman was killed and another injured after militants attacked a joint party of Police and paramilitary CRPF in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Thursday.

A police officer said that the militants fired indiscriminately at the joint Naka party near Prichoo area of Pulwama, resulting in injuries to two policemen who were removed to Sub District Hospital Pulwama.

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One of them was declared brought dead while another was referred to Srinagar’s SMHS Hospital for specialized treatment. Sources said that the joint team also fired back.

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Dr. Jameel Ahmad, Medical Superintendent confirmed that one personnel was declared brought dead on arrival while another, injured critically, has been shifted to SMHS Hospital.

The slain cop has been identified as Anoop Singh of IRP 10th battalion while the injured has been identified as Mohammad Ibrahim.

Meanwhile, the Police, CRPF and Army have cordoned off the entire area and launched searches to track the attackers.

Inspector General of Police (Kashmir Range), Vijay Kumar confirmed the killing of policeman. He said that the area has been cordoned off and further investigations have been launched.

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