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Three policemen shot dead in Shopian

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 shot dead three unarmed policemen, who had gone for investigating a crime in a village in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.

“Three policemen — one head constable and two constables — were killed in a militant attack at Ashipora in Shopian district,” a police officer said.

He said the slain policemen were unarmed and had gone to the village for investigating a crime when militants opened fire on them.

This is second militant attack on policemen within hours in Kashmir Valley.

Earlier in the day, ultras shot at and critically injured a police officer in Pattan area of Baramulla district.

Sub Inspector Ghulam Mustafa was shot at and injured by two  pistol-borne militants in a bus which was on its way to Pattan, a police official said.

The driver of the bus drove the bus to a local police post where the cops shifted their injured colleague to hospital, he said.

Militants also shot at and injured a person in Tral township of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district today.

Rafiq Ahmad Bhat, a former militant of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit, was shot at and critically injured by gunmen in the town, police said.

They said Bhat was rushed to Srinagar for treatment.

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