Jammu: One special police officer was killed, another injured while their weapons snatched when they were attacked on Monday afternoon by militants in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said.
"A SPO was killed and another injured while their weapons were also snatched after suspected militants attacked on Monday afternoon in village Tandan of Kishtwar district," official sources here said.They said the after attack, injured cops were being shifted to the hospital but one of them succumbed on the way.
"The militants also took away two weapons of the cops while a manhunt has been launched to nab the attackers," they added.Inspector General of Police Mukesh Singh said that on Monday, SPOs namely Pashid Iqbal (1328) and Vishal Singh (1342), both posted SOG police post Tander, Dachhan, Kishtwar had gone to the upper area for patrolling.
They were attacked at that place by Basharat Hussain, son of Ghulam Qadir Gainoo and Ashiq Hussain, son of Bashir Ahmed, both residents of village Tander, Dachhan resulting in the martyrdom of SPO Pashid Iqbal and serious injury to another, said the IGP.
Both the attackers fled from spot, he said adding that one of the attackers, Ashiq Hussain was involed in case FIR no 06/2018 u/s 363,376 RPC of P/S Dachhan. He went out on bail 20 days back, Mr Singh said and added that operation has been launched in Tander area by the SOG and the army to nab the attackers.(UNI)