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.
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.
Pained at the loss of a valued colleague SGCt kultar Singh JKAP 13 Bn who attained martyredom in an attack on J&K Police guard for protection of Charar - e - shareif shrine.
— Shesh Paul Vaid (@spvaid) February 25, 2018
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."
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Updated Date: Feb 25, 2018 17:22:39 IST