Two cops, one civilian killed in Kashmir militant attack on police vehicle
SRINAGAR: Two policemen and a civilian were killed as
militants opened indiscriminate fire on a police vehicle in Pampore area in
south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday.
The militants fired at the vehicle of a Deputy
Superintendent of Police at Gallander area at around 7:45 PM, leaving the
civilian dead and seriously injuring two personal security guards of the
officer. The guards later succumbed in hospital. The identity of the deceased
civilian could not be ascertained so far.
No militant group has claimed responsibility for the
attack which was the third on the security forces in the past two days. A
constable of Railway Protection Force (RPF) was yesterday shot dead by
militants in Pulwama district.
Eight BSF personnel, including an officer, were
injured when militants had attacked their convoy at Pampore on the intervening
night of August 11 and August 12.