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Civilian killed in militant attack in south Kashmir’ Anantnag

The incident comes a day after a political worker of the Bharatiya Janata Party, and formerly with the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Congress, was shot dead in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

india Updated: Apr 26, 2018 18:07 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Srinagar
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A civilian was hit when militants, travelling in a car, fired upon a road opening party comprising police and CRPF personnel.(AFP File Photo)

A civilian was killed during an attack by militants on security forces in south Kashmir’ Anantnag district on Thursday afternoon, officials said.

Shakeeb Shabir was hit when militants, travelling in a car, fired upon a road opening party comprising police and Central Reserve Police Force or CRPF personnel.

A police official at the police control room in Shopian confirmed that Shabir, aged around 25 years, succumbed to his bullet injuries.

“Terrorists traveling in a Santro car fired upon the ROP of Police and 116 Bn of CRPF at Lazibal Chowk, Anantnag in which a civilian identified as Shakeeb Shabir of Shopian was injured,” a police spokesperson earlier said.

He added that a high alert was sounded and a massive manhunt was launched to trace the car and the attackers.

Further details are awaited.

The incident comes a day after a political worker of the Bharatiya Janata Party, and formerly with the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Congress, was shot dead in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

First Published: Apr 26, 2018 18:06 IST