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Policeman killed, daughter injured in Srinagar militant attack

Picture used for representational purposes only. File

Picture used for representational purposes only. File | Photo Credit: PTI

A policeman was killed and his daughter injured in a militant attack in Srinagar city on Tuesday afternoon.

Preliminary reports suggested that militants fired at the policeman and his daughter at the Anchar region of Srinagar's Soura area.

The policeman was declared brought dead by a nearby hospital. "His daughter is stable," the police said.

The deceased policeman was identified as Saifullah Qadri, a resident of Malik Sahib locality in Soura.

The area was cordoned off after the attack.

This is the fifth targeted attack in Kashmir this month.

A Kashmiri Pandit employee, a wineshop employee from Jammu and two policemen were killed by the militants in four separate attacks earlier this month.

Kashmir saw 106 killings in 2022 so far, including 13 civilians, 16 security forces and 77 militants.

J&K parties have condemned the attack. “I unequivocally condemn this attack on Constable Saifullah Qadri of J&K police, in which he lost his life. The cowardly attackers not only killed Constable Qadri but also attacked and injured his 7-year-old daughter, who I understand is out of danger now,” National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah said.

Grenade blast in south Kashmir

In south Kashmir, meanwhile, three other civilians were injured in a grenade blast, which took place at a checkpoint in Yaripora area of Kulgam district on Tuesday evening. All the injured were shifted to a hospital and their condition is stated to be stable, officials said.

“The militants have shown their most inhuman face by attacking Saifullah, who was taking his minor daughter to the hospital for treatment. ---. Militants have recently been attacking unarmed policemen, who are on leave. The families of militants should also condemn today’s act, in which the minor girl of the policeman was injured,” Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said.


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