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J&K: Terrorists kill 2 cops in attacks on police posts

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Press Trust of India Srinagar
Two policemen were shot dead by militants today in two separate attacks on police posts, one near the revered Chrar-e-Shareef shrine and another outside the residence of a Hurriyat leader, in the Kashmir Valley today, officials said.

A group of militants fired upon a police post near the shrine of Sufi saint Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Noorani in the Chrar-e-Shareef area in Budgam district this afternoon, an official said.

A policeman, Kultar Singh, suffered injuries. Singh was shifted to a hospital where he succumbed to injuries, the official added.

In the second incident, another policeman, Farooq Ahmed, was killed when militants attacked a police post set up to protect the residence of Hurriyat leader Fazal Haq Qureshi, in Soura area of the summer capital of the state, a police official said.

Qureshi was injured in a militant attack in December 2009, he added.

The area has been cordoned off and a hunt is on to nab the assailants, the officials said.

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First Published: Feb 25 2018 | 9:00 PM IST

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