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Militants kill two cops in Kashmir

As of November 15 this year, 35 security personnel, including police, had been killed in Jammu and Kashmir, as per Home Ministry data. Of these deaths, 24 were in the Kashmir Valley.

By: Express News Service | Srinagar |
Updated: December 10, 2021 8:17:03 pm
The attack took place in the evening in the Gulshan Chowk area. (File)

Militants opened fire on a police team and killed two personnel in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district, the police said.

The attack took place in the evening in the Gulshan Chowk area. The Jammu and Kashmir Police stated that constables Mohammad Sultan and Fayaz Ahmad succumbed to their injuries.

As of November 15 this year, 35 security personnel, including police, had been killed in Jammu and Kashmir, as per Home Ministry data. Of these deaths, 24 were in the Kashmir Valley. With Friday’s killings, the figure rises to 26.

Lieutenant-Governor Manoj Sinha condemned the killings. “No words are strong enough to condemn the heinous terrorist attack on our brave JK Police jawans SgCT Mohd Sultan & Ct Fayaz Ahmad at Bandipora. I convey my heartfelt condolences to the families of the martyrs,” he said.

He underlined a resolve “to avenge this barbaric action by the enemies of peace” and said the authorities were “determined to completely dismantle the terror ecosystem. J&K administration will extend all possible support to martyrs’ families”.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted: “I condemn the militant attack on the police in Bandipore area of North Kashmir earlier today that resulted in the death in the line of duty of J&K police personnel Muhammad Sultan and Fayaz Ahmad. May Allah grant them Jannat & may their families find strength at this time.”

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