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2 policemen killed, 11 injured in predawn attacks by militants in J-K

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Militants today carried out two predawn attacks on security forces in and districts of Jammu and Kashmir, killing two police personnel and leaving 11 others injured.

Militants struck at the police picket guarding the district court complex at when people from across Kashmir, including the policemen posted in the room, were observing Lailatul Qadr, the night of power.

"The terrorists opened firing on the police personnel, resulting in death of two policemen and to another," a said.

The slain policemen were identified as and The injured personnel was taken to a hospital for treatment and his condition is stated to be stable, the said.

In a rare development, thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of the slain personnel when their bodies reached their native villages in north

The killing of Ghulam Rasool, a resident of Lolab in district, was widely mourned as thousands thronged to attend his funeral procession.

Residents of Rafiabad in district also bid a tearful adieu to

The killings of the policemen was widely condemned by leaders, including Mehbooba Mufti, and opposition and

In another incident,militants hurled a grenade on CRPF personnel at Janglat Mandi in district in the wee hours.

At least 10 CRPF personnel were injured in the attack, police said.

The injured were admitted to a hospital for treatment where their condition is stated to be stable, a said.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 23:00 IST
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