J-K: Four injured as militants open fire at police checkpost

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Srinagar
  • Updated: Aug 01, 2015 02:43 IST

Three policemen, including a special house officer, and a taxi driver were injured after suspected militants opened fire on a police checkpost in Pattan area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Friday night.

"Around 9:15pm, a police party at Mirgund in Pattan signalled a cab to stop but two militants inside the vehicle started firing, which was retaliated," a police official said.

The official said the militants managed taking advantage of darkness.

The three injured people have been shifted to a hospital for treatment, he said. An alert has been issued in Pattan and adjoining areas to track down the militants.

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The attack came close on the heels of a daring siege in Punjab's Gurdaspur. Seven people, including four policemen, were killed in the Gurdaspur assault after gunmen believed to be from Pakistan targeted a police station. The attackers were shot dead after an 11-hour gunfight.

The Gurdaspur strike and repeated ceasefire violations have raised tension between India and Pakistan, after prime ministers Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif struck a postive note during recent bilateral talks in Russia's Ufa.

(With agency inputs)


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