J&K: Unarmed police officer shot dead by militants

An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of police was on Monday killed in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, after militants fired at him, according to a news agency.

A police official said ASI Abdul Rashid, who was on duty without a weapon, at Mehandi Kadal was fired at and injured by the militants this afternoon.

Rashid received bullet injury in his abdomen and was rushed to Anantnag district hospital, from where he was referred to Army’s 92 base hospital at Badamibagh cantonment for specialised treatment. However, despite efforts by doctors at the hospital, Rashid succumbed to injuries, the police official added.

Earlier on Saturday, eight security personnel, including four CRPF men, were killed when militants sneaked into a district police complex in south Kashmir’s Pulwama and launched an attack on buildings used by the Jammu and Kashmir Police Special Operation Group (SOG).


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