Terrorist Attack in J-K's Pulwama Leaves One Cop Dead, Another Injured


Kashmir, July 16: A terrorist attack on a police post outside National Conference leader Ghulam Muhadin’s house in Pulwama left one policeman dead while the other is in a critical condition, said reports on Monday. Based on the initial probe, Zahoor Thokar group of Hizbul Mujahideen terror outfit is involved in it. Terrorists fired at the car of Mohiuddin at Murran in South Kashmir, however, the NC leader escaped unhurt in the attack. The leader’s two personal security officers (PSOs) were critically injured in the attack of whom one succumbed to his injuries. Reports also said that the militants decamped with two rifles.

Last week, a militant was killed during an operation in Kupwara.  According to media reports, defence ministry sources said that the militant was brought down in the Sadu Ganga forest area during an encounter with the army. An AK-47 rifle was recovered from the slain militant.

There has been no let-up in violence in the trouble-torn state. On July 11, A security personnel was killed and another was left critically injured in an ongoing encounter between security forces and terrorists in Handwara area of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir. A few days before that,  the bullet-riddled body of a Jammu and Kashmir police constable, who was kidnapped by terrorists on south Kashmir’s Shopian district, was found in Kulgam’s Pariwan.

Javaid Ahmad Dar, a constable of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, was abducted from a local medical shop in Shopian. He was a personal security officer for former superintendent of police Shalinder Mishra. Dar’s body was laid to rest with state honours in Shopian the next day. india.com

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