Published On: Sun, Feb 25th, 2018

Two Policemen martyred in terrorist attack in Kashmir

Srinagar: A policeman injured in a terrorist attack on Sunday near Charar-e-Sharief shrine in Badgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, succumbed to his injuries later in the hospital.

Terrorists attacked constable Farooq Ahmed guarding separatist leader Fazl Haq Qureshi in Soura area

According to a senior police official, constable Kultar Singh of the Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police 13th Battalion was injured when terrorists attacked a security guard post outside the shrine and escaped with his weapon.

Kultar was immediately sifted to a hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries, said the police official.

The police official said that after the atatck, the security forces cordoned off the area for search operations to nab the terrrosits but till the time of filing of this report none was arrested or detained by the security forces.

Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police SP Vaid condoled the Constable’s death in a tweet. “Pained at the loss of a valued colleague Kultar Singh of JKAP 13 Bn who attained martyrdom in an attack on J&K Police guard for protection of Charar-e-Sharief shrine.”

Later, in a yet another incident of terrorist attack, a policemen deployed to guard separatist leader here was shot dead by terrorists here on Sunday.

Terrorists attacked constable Farooq Ahmed guarding separatist leader, Fazl Haq Qureshi in Soura area, injuring him seriously. They also took away Ahmed’s service weapon.

“The injured constable was shifted to Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura where he succumbed to critical injuries,” a police officer said.

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