Militants attack police station Shopian, kill cop, flee with his rifle

A policeman was killed after militants attacked police station Shopian in this south Kashmir district on Sunday.
Militants attack police station Shopian, kill cop, flee with his rifle

A policeman was killed after militants attacked police station Shopian in this south Kashmir district on Sunday.

An official said the slain cop, identified as Saqib Mohiudin of Zawoora village of the district, was manning the entry gate of the police station when the attack took place around 6:30 am.

He said that Mohiudin was injured in the attack following which he was rushed to district hospital Shopian where he succumbed.

The official said the attackers decamped with the rifle of the slain cop. 

Police version:

Militants in District Shopian today in the wee hours fired indiscriminately on Police Station Shopian. The attack was repulsed by the alert cops.

In this incident, one policeman Ct Saqib Mir also sustained injuries and was evacuated to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. However the injured cop succumbed to his injuries.

Police has registered a case and investigation has been initiated.

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