Injured cop succumbs to injuries at SKIMS

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SRINAGAR — A policeman who was injured in a militant attack succumbed to injuries at SKIMS hospital here on Saturday evening.

The policeman in civvies was critically injured on Saturday morning after militants fired upon him near Aiwa Bridge along Dr Ali Jan Road in central Kashmir’s Srinagar district, officials said.

A top police officer told GNS that the cop, Ghulam Hassan Dar son of Ghulam Rasool Dar of Danwar Eidgah, was travelling on his bike, possibly on way to duty at PCR, when militants fired upon him this morning, leaving him critically injured.

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The policeman, the driver of 112 police vehicle, was shifted to nearby SKIMS hospital, the officer said.

Later in the evening, the policeman succumbed to his injuries, Dr G N Yatoo, a senior doctor at the tertiary care hospital confirmed to GNS.

Soon after the attack, the whole area was cordoned off and searches were launched to nab the attackers, the police officer had said. However, when this report was filed, no arrest culminated.

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