Policeman killed, another injured in Pulwama attack

Policeman killed, another injured in Pulwama attack

Qayoom Khan

Pulwama, May 21: A policeman was killed and another critically injured after militants attacked a joint police and paramilitary CRPF party in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday.

A police officer told GNS that the militants fired indiscriminately at the joint naka near Prichoo area of Pulwama, resulting in injuries to two policemen who were removed to sub district hospital.

Dr. Jameel Ahmad Medical Superintendent said that one J&K policeman  was declared brought dead on arrival while other, injured critically, has been shifted to Srinagar hospital.   The slain cop has been identified as Head Constable Anoop Singh of IRP 10th battalion. The injured has been identified as Mohammad Ibrahim.
The Police, CRPF and army immediately cordoned off the entire area and launched searches to track the attackers. However, when the report was filed, no arrests were made.
Meanwhile, the joint launched cordon and search operation in twin villages of Karimanad and Wagum.
Later in the afternoon, civil and Police Officers led by IGP Kashmir, IGP CRPF Rajesh Kumar, DC Pulwama laid floral wreaths on the body and paid rich tributes to the deceased policeman.