Policeman shot dead by suspected militants in Sopore

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Srinagar: A policeman was killed after fired upon by suspected militants in Warpora area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday night.

Official sources said that the gunmen barged inside the house of policeman (follower) Javid Ahmad Lone son of Abdul Khaliq Lone at around 10:45 PM and fired upon him at Warpora near Dangerpora in Sopore.

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In the incident, Lone suffered serious bullet wounds and was shifted to the nearby hospital where he succumbed to injuries, they said.

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Sources said that Lone was posted at District Police Lines (DPL) Sopore.

SP Sopore Javid Iqbal confirmed the incident and said that the investigations in the case have been taken up.

“Javid was fired upon by the militants at his home in Warpora and later he succumbed. He was working as a follower in the police department and was on leave,” SP said.

Meanwhile, Army, Special Operation Group of Police and CRPF cordoned off the area and launched a hunt to nab the suspected militants. (GNS)

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