Cop killed, another injured in Kishtwar attack


Suspected militants Monday fired upon a police party in mountainous Dachan region of district Kishtwar.

Dachan is 80 kilometres away from district headquarter Kishtwar.

Reports said that suspected militants fired upon two cops among which one died on the spot while another has been shifted to a hospital in critical condition. Sources added that assailants snatched service rifle of both the cops after targeting them.

Unconfirmed reports said that the policeman who died on the spot is Khurshid Ahmed while injured cop has been identified as Vishal Singh.

Station House Officer Kishtwar, Ajaz Ahmed Wani told newsagency KNT that Dachan is a faraway mountainous area. “We have dispatched a police party there and it will take time to reach there. What I have learnt is that militants attacked a police party resulting in the death of two cops. They have also snatched their service rifles,” he said adding that facts are being ascertained. (KNT)


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