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Cop killed, another injured in militant attack in Pulwama

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Floral tributes paid to slain cop at DPL Awantipora

Srinagar: A policeman was killed and another injured when militants opened fire at a security forces’ patrol party in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Thursday, officials said.

The incident took place in the afternoon near Perchoo bridge where a joint patrol of the CRPF and the Jammu and Kashmir police was ensuring law and order situation, they said.

In the attack by the militants, Anuj Singh and Mohammed Ibrahim, both belonging to the 10 battalion of the India Reserve Police, were injured, the officials said.

Singh succumbed to injuries while Ibrahim is battling for life at a hospital, they said.

A police official said security forces have cordoned off the area and a hunt has been launched to nab the attackers.

Thursday’s incident came a day after militants shot dead two BSF personnel in the outskirts of Srinagar.

Meanwhile, a wreath lying ceremony was held in District Police Lines Awantipora where floral tributes were paid to Head Constable Anoop Singh.

Civil & Police Officers led by IGP Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar, IGP CRPF Rajash Kumar, DC Pulwama Ragov Langar laid floral wreaths on the mortal remains and paid rich tributes to the slain cop.

The body was later on handed over to his next of kins for last rites.

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