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Srinagar: Policeman dies in militant attack near Charar-e-Sharief shrine in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar: A policeman was killed in a militant attack on Sunday near Charar-e-Sharief shrine in Badgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

Constable Kultar Singh of the Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police 13th Battalion was injured when militants attacked a security guard post outside the shrine and escaped with his weapon.

Kultar later succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

Though security forces cordoned off the area for search operations after the attack, no one had been detained at the time of filing this report.

Director General of Police SP Vaid condoled the constable's death in a tweet. "Pained at the loss of a valued colleague Kultar Singh of JKAP 13 Bn who attained martyrdom in an attack on J&K Police guard for the protection of Charar-e-Sharief shrine."


Updated Date: Feb 25, 2018 17:22 PM

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