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Another injured in accidental fire

Srinagar: A policeman, who was shot at and injured by terrorists Saturday morning, succumbed to his injuries in the evening, a police spokesman said.

The spokesman said that terrorists fired at off-duty cop, Ghulam Hassan, working as driver at PCR helpline 112, at Ali Jan road in Srinagar Saturday morning.

The police personnel was unarmed at the time of the attack and was riding a motorcycle, the spokesman said.  

“#Terrorists fired upon unarmed policeman Ct Gh Hassan near Ali Jan Road Zoonimar area of Srinagar resulting in critical injuries to the official. Injured shifted to hospital. Area cordoned off, search operation in progress,” Kashmir Zone Police tweeted.

The police man was rushed to SKIMS Soura, where he succumbed to his injuries, the spokesman said. 

“Doctors at the hospital tried their best to save the injured policemen but he couldn’t survive,” hospital sources said.

National Conference leader, Salman Sagar, while condemning the killing, tweeted:

“No riddance from this everyday violence and dance of terror. Every now and then a family is devastated. May Allah’s mercy be on the martyr’s soul and jannah be his final abode. May his family find the strength to deal with this tragedy. Ameen.”

Meanwhile, a policeman was injured in an accidental firing in Budgam district on Saturday, an official said.

Constable Muzaffar Ahmad, posted in Khag area of the Central Kashmir district, received an injury on his left foot as his rifle triggered accidentally while on duty, the official said.

He said Ahmad was shifted to a hospital in Khag, where his condition is stated to be stable. 

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