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Militants attack police post in Kashmir, kill one cop

Two Hizbul Mujhaideen militants were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in Tral area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district.

Srinagar:  Militants today attacked a police post guarding a mosque in Sopore, about 52 kms from Srinagar, killing one policeman and a civilian.

The militants struck at the police picket in Tujjar Sharief area of Sopore in Baramulla by opening fire, a police officer said.

The police post was also guarding the shrine of Sultan-ul Arifin Makhdoom, the officer said.

One policeman, Constable Fayaz Ahmad, was injured in the attack. He was shifted to a hospital in Sopore town where he succumbed to injuries, the officer said.

A civilian was also killed in the attack.

The militants snatched the INSAS rifle of the injured cop before fleeing from the scene.

Additional forces have been rushed to the spot.

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