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Cop killed, another injured in Pulwama attack

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Srinagar: A head constable of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) was killed on Monday and an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) injured as militants opened fire at them in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, officials said.

The militants shot Head Constable Surinder Singh and ASI Devraj near a tea stall in Kakapora in Pulwama, they said.

The two were rushed to a hospital where Singh was declared dead on arrival, the officials said.

Confirming the incident, police tweeted: “#Terrorists fired upon RPF personnel at Kakapora, #Pulwama. In this #terror incident, 02 RPF personnel sustained bullet injuries & were evacuated to hospital, where 01 RPF personnel succumbed & attained #martyrdom. Area cordoned off. Further details shall follow.”

The whole area has been cordoned off to nab the attackers, the police officer added.

Over the past three weeks, militants have stepped up attacks on security forces and civilians in the Valley. This was the ninth attack this month.

 LG Tweeted:

“Strongly condemn despicable terror attack on RPF personnel in Pulwama. I salute the bravery of HC Surinder Kumar, who attained martyrdom. The perpetrators of barbaric act will not be spared. Condolences to the grieving family & prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured.”


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