A Jammu and Kashmir police officer was shot dead by terrorists in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, while he was returning home after offering prayers at a mosque on the evening of October 19, a leading news agency reported, citing the police.
The deceased, identified as Mohammad Ashraf Bhat, an inspector with Jammu and Kashmir police posted at a police training centre in Pulwama district , was fired upon by militants, near his house at Kenalwan area of Anantnag, following which he was rushed to a nearby hospital only to be declared dead on arrival, said an official from the Anantnag police control room. He further added that investigation is underway.
Security forces were rushed to the area which was immediately cordoned off to nab attackers.
Earlier in the day a terrorist was killed by security forces in an encounter in the Shopian district, police said. The encounter had started following the launch of a cordon and search operation by security forces at Melhura in Zainapora after receiving information about the presence of militants.
“01 unidentified #terrorist killed. Operation going on. Further details shall follow,” the Jammu and Kashmir police said in a tweet.
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