A policeman was killed and two security personnel were injured after militants attacked a checkpost in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday. This is the second attack by militants on security forces in the Valley in last 24 hours.
The checkpost, located in Prichoo area of Pulwama, was jointly manned by CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel.
A senior police officer told The Indian Express that two policemen were injured in the attack, and one of them succumbed to injuries.
“We received two personnel at our hospital. One of them was declared brought dead at the hospital,” said Dr. Jameel Mir, Medical Superintendent (MS) of the Pulwama district hospital.
The killed policeman was identified as head constable Anoop Singh.
A CRPF spokesperson said one of their constables at the checkpost too sustained “minor injuries”. His condition is stable.
Following the attack, additional forces were sent to the area and an operation was launched to nab the attackers.
Police sources said the attackers may have come on motorcycle and fled the area after carrying out the attack.
This attack comes after two Border Security Force personnel were killed by militants in Pandach area in the outskirts of Srinagar on Wednesday evening. The Pandach attack was preceded by a top Hizbul Mujahedeen commander’s killing along with another militant in Srinagar in a gunbattle.
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