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Police constable and a civilian injured in a militant attack in Srinagar

Srinagar: A police Constable and a civilian were on Sunday injured in a militant attack in the summer capital, Srinagar.

A police spokesperson said militants fired at a police party at Sazgaripora Hawal area in downtown Srinagar at around 1206 hrs on Sunday. “A policeman, identified as Constable Farooq Ahmad Chopan and a civilian, identified as Muneer Ahmad Misger, sustained bullet injuries in the attack,” he said.

He said the injured were immediately taken to S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura.

He said the militants managed to escape from the spot, adding reinforcement were rushed to the area and a search operation was launched to track the attackers.

“Security forces have established checkpoints within 3 km radius from the attack site and all the vehicles, particularly two-wheelers, were being thoroughly checked before allowing them to move forward,” he added.

He said investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the circumstances which led to this attack.

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