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Cop killed, another hurt in Pulwama militant attack

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Srinagar, Jul 16: A policeman was killed and another injured today as militants attacked the vehicle of a former legislator in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police said.

Militants fired upon ex-MLA Ghulam Mohiudin Mir's vehicle near Murran in south Kashmir, a police official said. He said while Mir escaped unhurt, a police constable Mudassir Ahmed  was killed and another identified as Nasir was injured in the attack. Both cops were deployed for ex-MLA’s personal security.

National Conference (NC) leader Mir, a former MLA from Rajpora, was on his way to Pulwama from Srinagar when the attack happened, the official said.

“The attackers also decamped with two rifles of the policemen,” he said.

“Police has registered the case and investigation into the instant matter has been initiated, a police spokesman said.

Police sources said based on the initial probe, it is learnt that Zahoor Thokar group of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen outfit is involved in the attack.

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