Press Esc to close
Tuesday 28 April 2015
News updated at 10:33 AM IST
Weather
Max: 33.4°C
Min : 21.6°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Militants strike Sopore again, civilian killed

Zulfikar Majid, Srinagar, Mar 24, 2013, DHNS:
Troubled times: Security personnel stand guard on a street in Srinagar on Sunday. PTI

In the fourth terror attack this month, militants attacked a police party in north Kashmir’s Sopore town on Sunday, killing one civilian and injuring a policeman critically.

Eyewitnesses told Deccan Herald that two pistol-borne militants opened fire on a police party when they were clearing traffic jam near Iqbal market, Sopore, 52 km from here. In the sudden assault, a constable of Indian Reserve Police (an armed wing of the Jammu and Kashmir Police) identified as Kishore Kumar and a 65-year-old civilian Abdul Rashid Dar of Rafiabad, Baramulla were critically injured.

Police said that the civilian succumbed to injuries on way to hospital while the injured constable was rushed to Army’s 92 Base Hospital in Srinagar for treatment.

Sopore Superintendent of Police Imtiyaz Hussain told Deccan Herald that the militants snatched away the AK-47 rifle of the injured constable and vanished into the crowd. “Police couldn’t retaliate, fearing civilian casualties due to huge rush in the market due to which the militants managed to escape,” he said.

The SP revealed that the militants who carried the attack were most probably from Hizb-ul-Mujahideen outfit. “We have clues which suggest that the attack was carried out by over ground workers of Hizb. Beyond that I can’t say anything more at this moment,” he said.

The latest attack in Sopore comes days after Lashker-e-Toiba militants shot dead a teenager inside a masjid in Sopore. Militant activities have been on the rise in the Valley since last some months.

On March 13, LeT militants, disguised as cricketers, had attacked a CRPF camp in the heart of Srinagar city, killing five para-military personnel and injuring ten others including four civilians.

Two militants were killed in retaliatory action, while police arrested four persons including a Pakistani national in the course of investigations into the attack.

Last week militants also attacked a BSF convoy on the outskirts of Srinagar city in which one para-military personnel was killed and two others injured.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Indians evacuated from earthquake hit Nepal arrive at Air Force Station Palam, New Delhi

Indians evacuated from earthquake hit Nepal arrive at Air Force Station Palam, New Delhi

Indians evacuated from earthquake hit Nepal arrive at Air Force Station Palam, New Delhi

Indians evacuated from earthquake hit Nepal arrive at Air Force Station Palam, New Delhi

People who went for vacation, after being rescued from eathquake-hit Nepal, in Ahmedabad on Monday

People who went for vacation, after being rescued from eathquake-hit Nepal, in Ahmedabad on Monday

Bollywood actor Huma Qureshi performs during Sri Krishna Mahostav in Mathura on Sunday night...

Bollywood actor Huma Qureshi performs during Sri Krishna Mahostav in Mathura on Sunday night...

A boat sails through Dal Lake as heavy rains lashes in Srinagar on Monday. PTI Photo

A boat sails through Dal Lake as heavy rains lashes in Srinagar on Monday. PTI Photo

Locals remove debris and try to clear the road after a portion of an old building collapsed, in...

Locals remove debris and try to clear the road after a portion of an old building collapsed, in...

INS Tharangini, the first Sail Training Ship of Indian Navy is undertaking Lokayan-15 from...

INS Tharangini, the first Sail Training Ship of Indian Navy is undertaking Lokayan-15 from...

A tourist enjoys snowfall in Tezpur on Monday. PTI Photo

A tourist enjoys snowfall in Tezpur on Monday. PTI Photo

Smoke blew up when fire brigade personnel spray water to douse fire of a cloth store...

Smoke blew up when fire brigade personnel spray water to douse fire of a cloth store...

India's National Disaster Response Force personnel look for survivors in a building, in Kathmandu...

India's National Disaster Response Force personnel look for survivors in a building, in Kathmandu...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523