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Terrorist killed while trying to escape custody in J&K's Tral


ANI Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir) [India]
A terrorist was killed on Monday in a grenade attack on a police station in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district while trying to escape from police custody.
The terrorist identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Chopan had dressed up as a woman while attempting to flee.
One policeman, Mehrajuddin, was injured in the grenade explosion when the terrorist was challenged by the guard while trying to escape from the police station in Tral in Pulwama.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant General A.K. Bhatt, GOC of army's Srinagar-based 15 Corps said that terrorists have been scattered in the Valley.
"They're in groups of 30-40 in areas like Leepa valley, Mandal, Rampur and others.Whenever there's firing by Pakistan, it's certain that it's an attempt of infiltration.Whatever has happened in Kupwara and Tangdhar was an attempt of the same," he added.
The investigation is underway. More details are awaited.
Earlier there had been separate instances of firing and the use of grenades in two districts of Pulwama including Awantipora and Kakapora respectively.
A series of incidents have been reported from the Kashmir Valley in the past 48 hours. A policeman was killed after militants attacked a security guard post near Charar-e-Sharief shrine in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district on Sunday.

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First Published: Feb 26 2018 | 6:04 PM IST

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