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Cop dies, another hurt as terrorists target security post

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Srinagar: A policeman was killed while another cop and a civilian were injured tonight when some terrorists fired at a security post guarding minority community in Shopian district of Kashmir.

“Militants fired at the police guard posted at minority picket Jamnagri in Herpora area of Shopian at around 8:30 pm,” a police official said here.

He said the policemen retaliated, forcing the attackers to flee.

In the gunbattle, a constable Nazeer Ahmad was killed and constable Zahoor Ahmad was injured, the official said.

A civilian was also injured in the incident.

The injured policeman was shifted to the Army’s Base Hospital here.

The area has been cordoned off and a search launched to track down the terrorists, the official said.

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