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Policeman shot dead in Sopore

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Srinagar, July 28, 2013
First Published: 11:35 IST(28/7/2013) | Last Updated: 17:06 IST(28/7/2013)

Armed militants shot and killed a policeman from a point-blank range on Sunday morning in north Kashmir’s Sopore area.

 
Around 9:50am, the militants carrying a pistol fired at the special police officer (SPO) in Ontoo Hamam village of Sopore, 55 km north of Srinagar. The policeman is a resident of Sopore’s Chanekhun locality.
 
“The policeman died on the spot. He had sustained more than one bullet injuries and succumbed immediately after the attack,” said a police officer.
 
The slain policeman, who was posted with the police station Sopore, has been identified as Mudasir Ahmad.

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“We are investigating the matter. We have launched a manhunt to nab the culprits,” said a police official on the condition of anonymity.
 
Sunday’s incident has come just two days after a sarpanch was fired at by militants and left critically injured in Sopore’s Krankshivan area, when he was coming out of a mosque after offering Friday prayers.
 
On July 13, a head constable’s throat was slit by suspected militants in the forest area of Hangalpora, in Handwara, which is adjacent to Sopore. The cop had come on holidays.

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