Cop, civilian injured in Khanyar attack

Srinagar: A policeman and a civilian were injured when militants attacked a police party in Khanyar area of Srinagar on Tuesday, officials said.

A police spokesman said that at around 1815 hours, militants fired upon a police party near Sheeraz Chowk Khanyar, injuring a policeman and a civilian who were immediately shifted to hospital for the treatment.

The injured police personnel has been identified as constable Abdul Waheed, posted at Police Station Khanyar, while as injured civilian is Ishtiyaq Ahmad Bazaz son of Ghulam Mohammad Bazaz of Nowshera Srinagar. “The condition of both the injured is stated to be stable,” the spokesman said.

He said police have registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law. “Investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the circumstances which lead to this incident,” he said, adding, “Area has been cordoned off and search in the area is going on.” (GNS)

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