Two policemen shot dead by militants in Kashmir

February 26, 2018 01:08 am | Updated 01:08 am IST - Srinagar

Suspected militants shot dead two policemen, one of them the guard of Hurriyat leader Fazul Haq Qureshi, in Kashmir on Sunday. Their service weapons were also snatched.

A police official said Farooq Ahmad was “grievously injured” when unknown gunmen fired upon him “as he was performing the duties of guarding Qureshi” in Bilal Colony at Soura of Srinagar on Sunday evening.

“The injured policeman was shifted in a critical condition to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries,” said a police official.

Earlier, a policeman guarding the Chrar-e-Sharief shrine in Budgam was fired upon by militants. Constable Kultair Singh, who is from Samba, died in hospital.

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