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Two civilians injured in south Kashmir militant attack

Striking third time in two days, militants opened fire in south Kashmir's Awantipora area on Wednesday afternoon, which left two civilians injured.

india Updated: Aug 28, 2013 17:53 IST
HT Correspondent

Striking third time in two days, militants opened fire in south Kashmir's Awantipora area on Wednesday afternoon, which left two civilians injured.


Preliminary reports suggest that two motorcycle-borne militants attempted to attack a police station in Awantipora, 20 km south of Srinagar. Police spokesman of the Srinagar-based zonal headquarters said, "Two civilians were injured when militants fired indiscriminately in Awantipora bazaar on Wednesday afternoon."

The injured were identified as Farzana and Rafeeq Ahmad Sheikh. "Both were taken to a hospital for treatment and their condition is said to be stable," said the spokesman.

Kashmir inspector general of police Abdul Ghani Mir was in Awantipora on Wednesday morning to chair a police meeting in the same the area where the militants struck in the afternoon.

"The incident took place hours after he had left the venue," said the spokesman. A massive manhunt has been launched to nab the militants. No militant outfit has claimed the responsibility for the attack.

On Monday, one cop and one CRPF jawan were killed in two separate militants attack in south Kashmir's Anantnag and Shopian districts.