Two policemen killed in encounter with terrorist in Jammu and Kashmir


Srinagar: Terrorist attack in Anantnag town of south Kashmir killed two policemen. This is the second major attack on security forces in last 24 hours in the area.

The cops came under heavy firing when they were deployed near bus stand in Anantnag. Two personnel including an assistant sub inspector were killed. The two cops have been identified as Assistant sub-inspector Bashir Ahmad and Constable Reyaz Ahmad. On Friday, three BSF personnel were killed and seven others were injured when terrorists attacked their convoy at Bijbehara.

"Militants fired at security forces on K.P. Road in Anantnag town on Saturday morning," a senior police officer told.

"Two policemen, an Assistant Sub-Inspector and a Constable, have been martyred in the attack while four others were injured. The injured have been shifted for treatment to a hospital. The area has been surrounded for searches."

State Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is fighting by-elections from Anantnag assembly constituency where voting is scheduled for June 22. The attacks are likely to impact the election process as separatist groups have also called for boycott of the polls.