Militants attack police Sumo in Bijbehara; kill cop, one injured

ESS AHMAD. Dated: 5/16/2018 1:39:20 PM

Security forces launch major searches to nab attackers

ANANTNAG, May 15: A cop was killed and another injured after the militants attacked a Sumo ferrying policemen in Bijbehara township of southern Anantnag district on Tuesday.
Officials and local sources said that the militants opened heavy fire on an official Sumo of police station Bijbehara near Lidder forest division on old Srinagar-Jammu national highway around 4.30 PM. The militants after carrying out the attack managed to flee from the spot.
In the militant attack two policemen suffered bullet injuries. Both of them were evacuated to nearby sub-district hospital Bijbehara for treatment where one of them identified as Bilal Ahmad Shah of Verinag was declared dead on arrival. Another injured policeman identified as Abdul Rashid Munshi was referred to Srinagar hospital for advanced treatment.
A para-medic at SDH bijbehara said that two cops were brought to the hospital in an injured condition.
"One of them who had been hit by the bullet near his eye was brought dead," the Para-medic said.
He said that the other cop, after the first aid, was referred to Bone and Joint hospital and his condition was stable.
Both the cops were posted at police station Bijbehara.
After the attack, which created panic in the area, contingents of government forces including army and Special Operations Group (SOG) of police reached the spot, laid cordon around the area and launched major searches.
Local sources said that army also used drones to locate the militants.
An official said that despite major searches militants who attacked the police vehicle could not be located.



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