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Policeman, civilian shot at, injured by militants in Anantnag, Pulwama

The policeman was rushed to a hospital after he was injured in the shooting.

india Updated: Mar 31, 2018 18:20 IST
Press Trust of India, Srinagar
South Kashmir,Polica attacked by militants,Srinagar
Security forces on guard at a site of a militant attack near Anantnag, in Kashmir.(HT File Photo)

A policeman and a civilian were shot at and injured by militants in Anantnag and Pulwama districts of south Kashmir on Saturday, the police said.

According to a police official, special police officer Turag Singh on traffic duty in Khanabal Chowk area of Anantnag was fired upon by unidentified militants, leaving him injured, a police official said.

The injured policeman was rushed to a nearby hospital, from where he was referred to a hospital here for better treatment, he said.

In Pulwama district, a civilian -- identified as Mohammad Ashraf Mir, a resident of Machpuna Pulwama, but presently staying in Chanapora area of the city -- was shot at and injured by militants near Murran Chowk area, the official said.

Mir was rushed to a hospital and his condition was stated to be critical, he said.

On Thursday, militants killed a special police officer was killed and injured his wife in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir. In another incident that day, militants fired upon a man at Chancer in Kulgam district. He was hit by a bullet in the leg and was admitted to a local hospital.

First Published: Mar 31, 2018 11:48 IST