SRINAGAR, JUNE 20: A policeman was killed and two others were wounded in a militant attack on Srinagar-Jammu highway in Pampore area of southern Pulwama district on Wednesday.
Official sources told GNS that militants fired upon a police vehicle (Tata 407 of IR 17th battalion) at Kandizal near Galander Bypass.
In the attack, three policemen sustained bullet wounds and were taken to nearby hospital for treatment where from they were shifted to army’s 92 base hospital Badamibagh, Srinagar.
The injured have been identified as Tanveer Ahmad (critical bullet injury in the head) and Mudasir Ahmad splinter injury in leg.
Ahmad succumbed at the hospital.
Deputy Inspector General of Police South Kashmir Range, Amit Kumar, confirmed the attack and said that three policemen suffered injuries.
He said that the area has been cordoned off and a hunt has been launched to nab the assailants.
He said the injured rushed to Sub-district hospital Pampore where from one of the injured was rushed to SKIMS for specialized treatment.
The area has been cordoned off to nab the assailants, he said.