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Police officer shot at outside mosque in Batamaloo

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Srinagar: Militants shot at a police officer outside a mosque in Srinagar’s Batamaloo area here on Monday, officials said.

The bullet hit inspector Sheikh Firdous, currently posted in the Anti-Corruption Bureau, in the neck, they said.

Reports said that the officer was shot at when he was returning from a mosque after offering evening prayers.

The officer has been rushed to hospital where his condition is reported to be stable.

Confirming the report, Kashmir Zone Police tweeted: “#Terrorists fired upon police Inspector Sheikh Firdous of #Batamaloo while he was returning from mosque after offering prayers. Shifted to hospital where his condition is stated to be stable. Area has been #cordoned off. Further details shall follow”.

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