Cop injured in Shopian attack succumbs, toll 4

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Srinagar

A cop who was injured critically in a militant attack at Zainapora area of Shopian in south Kashmir succumbed to his injuries.

Earlier in the afternoon, three policemen were killed on the spot and the another suffered critical injuries after militants attacked the police post guarding the minority community at Zainapora.

The injured cop was immediately taken to nearby hospital where from he was referred to Srinagar hospital, however, he succumbed on the way.

The slain cops were identified as constable Mehrajuddin (belt no. 477/ Spn) of Chewa Ajas Bandipora, Hamidullah (belt no. 860/ Spn) of Fatehpora Anantnag, Anees Ahmad Mir (belt no. 480/ Spn) of Souch Kulgam and Abdul Majeed a resident of Ganderbal.

Following the attack, a joint team of army and SOG launched a massive hunt to nab the assailants.

The Jaish-e-Mohammad militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack. (GNS)

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