4 Hours: 3 Attacks: 3 Dead - Jammu and Kashmir

April 06, 2015 19:24
4 Hours: 3 Attacks: 3 Dead - Jammu and Kashmir

There seems to be no end to the violence in Jammu and Kashmir as three separate attacks rocked the state in three hours on Monday. In the first attack, gunmen opened fire at a police officer in the Hygam area of Baramulla.

Terrorists shot at and critically injured a police officer in Pattan area of Baramulla district. Sub-Inspector Ghulam Mustafa was shot at and injured by two pistol-borne terrorists in a bus which was on its way to Pattan, a police official said.

The second attack took place in Shopian and three police officers were killed after they were ambushed by terrorists in Shopian. The incident took place when policemen had gone for investigating a crime in a village in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.

"Three policemen -- one head constable and two constables -- were killed in a militant attack at Ashipora in Shopian district," a police officer said.

He said the slain policemen were unarmed and had gone to the village for investigating a crime when terrorists opened fire on them.

The third attack took place in Tral township of south Kashmir's Pulwama district where terrorists fired at a civilian.

Rafiq Ahmad Bhat, a former terrorist of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit, was shot at and critically injured by gunmen in the town, police said.

Bhat was rushed to Srinagar for treatment, police said

Condemning the incident, former chief minister and National Conference said, "Grim reminder of the challenges in Kashmir, while we celebrate the colours of spring and try to attract tourists, three brave policemen are killed."


- Manohar

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