Srinagar: Separatist guerrillas on Tuesday gunned down a policeman posted on guard duty at a shrine in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore area in Baramulla district, police said.
“Militants fired at Constable Fayaz Ahmad posted on guard duty at Tujarsharief shrine in Baramulla district today morning,” a police officer told Media Sources.
A policeman and a civilian were killed when militants attacked a guard post at a Sufi shrine at Tujjar village in North Kashmir’s Sopore. The militants also snatched the service rifle of the policeman they killed.
Police say the two militants came on a motorbike and opened fire at the guard post at the shrine. The sentry, Fayaz Ahmad, was critically injured and a handicapped person on a wheel chair outside the shrine was also hit by bullets. Both died when they were being taken to hospital.
After the attack, militants snatched the INSAS rifle of the cop while fleeing the spot.
“Reinforcements have been rushed to the area to trace the assailants,” the officer added.