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Kashmir police camp attack: toll rises to two

india Updated: Jul 22, 2009 12:53 IST

Security forces cordoned off the Imam Sahib village in south Kashmir to search for militants on Wednesday even as the death toll in Tuesday's grenade attack on a police camp in the area rose to two with a policeman succumbing to his injuries, officials said.

Constable Shafiq Ahmad of the Special Operations Group (SOG) died on Tuesday night at the Soura Medical Institute in Srinagar. He was injured in the militant attack on the SOG camp at Imam Sahib near Shopian, about 60 km from Srinagar.

Sub-Inspector Sethi Ram was killed on the spot and four of his colleagues, including Ahmad, were injured when guerrillas fired a rifle grenade, which fell and exploded inside the camp on Tuesday afternoon.

Security forces surrounded the area around the camp early on Wednesday to conduct a search.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.