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Militants attack police patrol party in Anantnag, constable killed

Militants attack police patrol party in Anantnag, constable killed

A policeman was killed and a civilian injured when militants opened fire on a security patrol in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on Monday, officials said.

A policeman was killed and a civilian injured when militants opened fire on a security patrol in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on Monday, officials said.

Unidentified militants opened fire on a police patrol party at village Khudwani, 62 kms from Srinagar around 1 PM on Monday, killing a cop - constable Salamatullah, the officials said. They said a civilian, Sheraz Ahmad Naikoo, was also injured in the the brief shooting and was hospitalised.

The militants escaped from the scene in the face of retaliation, the officials said, adding a hunt has been launched to nab them. No militant outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

first published:August 26, 2013, 14:29 IST