Militants attack BJP leader Anwar Ahmad's residence in J&K's Srinagar, policeman killed
Ahmad, who is the BJP district general secretary for Baramulla and in-charge for Kupwara district, is safe, a police official said
Srinagar: A policeman was killed when militants fired upon the residence of a BJP leader in Nowgam area of the city on Thursday, police said.
BJP leader Anwar Ahmad, who is the party's district general secretary for Baramulla and in-charge for Kupwara district, is safe, a police official said.
The official said that the militants fired upon the guard post of the BJP leader at Arigam Nowgam in the outskirts of the Srinagar this morning.
In the firing, Constable Rameez Raja was injured and rushed to SMHS hospital in the city where doctors declared him brought dead. Medical Superintendent of SMHS Hospital, Dr Nazir Chowdhary, said the cop was brought dead to the hospital.
Militants decamped with an SLR rifle from the spot.
BJP's media in-charge Manzoor Bhat said the party's Kashmir unit strongly condemns the brutal attack.
Jammu And Kashmir: Two separate encounters underway between security forces, militants in Shopian, Anantnag districts
While security forces were engaged in an operation in the Hadipora area of Shopian district, a second gunfight broke out at Semthan in the Bijbehara area of Anantnag district
BDC member Reyaz Ahmad and his security guard Shafat Ahmad died on the spot while a civilian sustained injuries in the attack by the militants outside the municipality office in Sopore, a police official said
The encounter broke out after security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Hadipora following inputs about the presence of militants there