Suspected terrorist attack on police party in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag, cop in 'critical condition'

Following  an alleged terrorist attack on a police party near a bus stand in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag on Sunday, a policeman has been grievously injured and was admitted to the hospital, several media reports said. ANI, which initially reported that the policeman succumbed to his injuries, later clarified saying that the policeman is injured and is in critical condition.

On Saturday, a civilian was killed when security forces launched search operations at Dailgam village in Anantnag district, following information that two militants were hiding in the area, ANI had reported.

Officials had said that they laid a cordon after receiving specific information and while the cordon was being laid, some militants opened fire. As forces were trying to open the house, the militants fired and army retaliated and in the crossfire, a lady got killed, the official statement read.

Following a protracted encounter between security forces and militants, Lashkar-e-Taiba militant Bashir Lashkari was killed along with his associate, who is believed to be Ajad Ahmed Malik.

Along with the militants, two civilians had also reportedly died in the crossfire. A police spokesman had said that these trapped militants were involved in the killing of an SHO and five other policemen in Achabal area of south Kashmir on 16 June.

The Jammu and Kashmir police had announced a bounty of Rs 10 lakh on Lashkari after the attack on the SHO.

With inputs from agencies

Updated Date: Jul 03, 2017 12:45:00 IST