Militants target police party in J&K, one dead

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Officials said the policemen were deployed on area domination duty when the attackers fired at them in the high security Hyderpora neighbourhood of Srinagar city.

The militants opened fire at the policeman and he was shot multiple times.

Constable Shabir Ahmad was shot outside his residence at Bogund in Kulgam, a police official said.

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He sustained critical bullet injuries and was rushed to hospital, where he was declared brought dead, he said. On the other hand, a 22-year-old man died as security forces opened fire on a stone-pelting mob in Rangreth area on the outskirts of Srinagar, according to PTI. Reportedly, Shabir was associated with the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the Jammu and Kashmir Police.

Earlier in the day, police and forces have launched fresh search operations in the area to eliminate looming threats after blurry reports of four armed persons reported in Samba along the Jammu-Pathankot national highway. They had also ransacked property of some police officers.

However, no militant outfit claimed responsibility for the attack till evening.

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