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Two J-K special officers injured as suspected militants attack police post in Doda

The region had been a hotbed of terrorism in 1990s and of late Hurriyat Conference has spread its tentacles in the area

india Updated: May 08, 2017 12:13 IST
Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
Hindustan Times, Jammu
Kashmir violence,Police outpost attacked,Hurriyat Conference
Representative Image: A policeman takes cover behind an armoured vehicle from rocks thrown at him by Kashmiri students during a protest in Budgam, about 20 kilometers southwest of Srinagar.(AP Photo)

At least two special police officers (SPOs) were injured as suspected terrorists attacked a police post in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday.

The terror attack by unidentified terrorists in Doda of Jammu region is an ominous sign as the Kashmir Valley is already witnessing a vicious cycle of violence.

Doda region had been a hotbed of terrorism in 1990s and of late Hurriyat Conference has spread its tentacles in the area.

One of the injured special police officers undergoing treatment at Doda district hospital. (HT Photo)

Deputy commissioner of the district Bhupinder Kumar told HT in between 2am to 2.30 am on Monday unidentified gunmen attacked Tanta police post and injured two SPOs, who were sleeping inside the post, some 65kms from the district headquarters of Doda.

“The attackers, whose number is not yet known, fired 12 to 13 rounds, probably with AK assault rifles and escaped from the spot,” he said.

Kumar further said that as of now he won’t be able to give more information.

“Police are investigating the matter. There are no leads and clues with us at this stage but the case will be cracked soon,” he added.

A police officer said that SHO Gandoh intimated him about the incident.

The injured were identified as Kikar Singh and Mohammad Younis.

Soon after the attack, both of them were rushed to a hospital in Thathri and then to Doda district hospital for treatment. Later they were shifted to Government medical college and hospital in Jammu . Younis condition is stated to be critical.

Army along with police and CRPF has launched an operation to track down the suspected ultras in the mountainous district.

First Published: May 08, 2017 11:21 IST