Two policemen killed in Pulwama attack, 10 troopers injured in Anantnag grenade attack

Two policemen killed in Pulwama attack, 10 troopers injured in Anantnag grenade attack
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Srinagar, Jun 11: Two cops were killed while another was critically injured after suspected militants opened fire on security guards at Court Complex Pulwama in South Kashmir.
The attack was carried out on the night of Shab-e-Qadar when devotees were busy in offering prayers at mosques.
SSP Pulwama Chowdary Muhammad Aslam said that militants managed to escape from the spot after carrying deadly attack. He said that two cops were killed while another suffered injuries in the attack.
He identified the deceased cops as Selection Grade Constables Ghulam Rasool and Ghulam Hassan. The injured cop Manzoor Ahmad has been shifted to SMHS hospital for treatment, he said.
The area was cordoned off shortly after the attack, however, no arrests were made. Eyewitnesses said that there was intense firing. “It looked like a fidayeen attack to us,” they said.
Reports said that thousands of people attended the last rites of slain policeman of Wohlutra Panzala Rafiabad in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
An eye witness said that thousands of mourners across Rafiabad, including men, women and elderly, assembled in Wohlutra Rafiabad, native village of one of a policeman Ghulam Hassan Wagay.
Meanwhile, at least ten CRPF men were injured in a grenade attack by militants in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir early today.
“Militants hurled a grenade on CRPF party at Janglat Mandi in Anantnag. Ten CRPF personnel got minor injuries,” a police spokesman said.
He said all the injured were shifted to hospital for treatment where their condition is stated to be stable.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Police paid floral tribute to two Selection Grade Constables (SgCt), who were killed when militants attacked a guard post at Pulwama Court complex in the wee hours on Tuesday in south Kashmir.
A police spokesperson here said a wreath laying ceremony was held in District Police Line (DPL) Pulwama, where floral tributes were paid to the martyrs SgCt Ghulam Rasool and SgCt Ghulam Hassan, who gave supreme sacrifice of their lives in the militant attack.
“Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir range, S P Pani led police, civil officers and jawans in laying the floral wreaths on the bodies of the martyr,” he said.
SgCt Rasool and SgCt Hassan were killed when militant attacked them at Pulwama in the wee hours of Tuesday when people were busy observing Shab-i-Qadr in mosques and other religious places across the valley. (with inputs from CNS)