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Police officer shot dead by suspected militants in Kashmir’s Anantnag

Abdul Rashid, an assistant sub-inspector of police, was shot at from close range, police said.

india Updated: Aug 28, 2017 15:24 IST
Abhishek Saha
Abhishek Saha
Indo Asian News Service, Srinagar
Kashmir,Anantnag,Kashmir police
The assistant sub-inspector, Abdul Rashid, has been shifted to the district hospital in Anantnag.(Representative photo)

A policemen shot at by suspected militants succumbed to his injuries on Monday in south Kashmir’s Anantnag town, officials said.

“ASI Abdul Rashid attained martyrdom.A great soul and a dedicated police officer.Heartfelt condolences.RIP,” tweeted the handle of deputy inspector general of police, south Kashmir range.

The attack on the cop came a day after eight security personnel and three militants were killed in a fidayeen attack in district police lines in Pulwama.

First Published: Aug 28, 2017 15:17 IST