Indian policeman killed in Budgam attack

Aaron Brown
May 12, 2018

A policeman was killed while foiling a weapon snatching attempt by suspected militants in Jammu and Kashmir's central district of Budgam. The army opened fire to chase away the protesters in which one youth sustained a bullet injury in his thigh.

Official sources told GNS that the youth was identified as Adil Farooq Mir of Galvanpora Budgam. He was referred to Srinagar for specialized treatment. According to a report of India Today, in the past seven months, militants have looted more Rs 1 crore from banks and ATMs in 13 such incidents, all of them concentrated in South Kashmir.

"Militants appeared outside the Guard Post and held-up policeman Shamim Ahmad, who was unarmed and going to offer Friday prayers at a local mosque.Shamim was asked by militants to lead toward the Guard Post".

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The spokesman said in the process, Shamim was critically injured and succumbed to injuries.

Soon after the attack, Indian troops and police cordoned off the area and launched a search operation to nab the attackers.

Sources said snatching weapons seemed to be the motive behind the attack.

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