Srinagar, Feb 25: Two policemen were shot dead by militants on Sunday in two separate attacks on police posts, one near the revered Chrar-e-Shareef shrine and another outside the residence of a Hurriyat leader, in the Kashmir Valley, officials said.
A group of militants fired upon a police post near the shrine of Sufi saint Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Noorani in the Chrar-e-Shareef area in Budgam district Sunday afternoon, an official said.
A policeman, Kultar Singh, suffered injuries. Singh was shifted to a hospital where he succumbed to injuries, the official added.
In the second incident, another policeman, Farooq Ahmed, was killed when militants attacked a police post set up to protect the residence of Hurriyat leader Fazal Haq Qureshi, in Soura area of the summer capital of the state, a police official said.
Qureshi was injured in a militant attack in December 2009, he added.
The area has been cordoned off and a hunt is on to nab the assailants, the officials said.