Srinagar: A senior Democratic Nationalist
Party leader escaped unhurt while three policemen, including
his personal security officer, were killed in a militant
attack on his house in Sopore town of North Kashmir, a police
spokesman said Wednesday.
Heavily-armed militants opened fire on the guards posted
at the residence of Mohammad Abdullah at Yaseen Colony
Arampora, 55 kms from here, last night and killed three
policemen on the spot, the spokesman said.
However, Abdullah escaped unhurt in the attack. Abdullah,
who unsuccessfully contested 2002 and 2008 Assembly Elections,
is considered to be a close associate of Agriculture Minister
Ghulam Hassan Mir, who heads the DNP.
The deceased policemen have been identified as PSO
Abdul Majid Ganai, Farooq Ahmad and special police officer
Shabir Ahmad Lone.
The police and security forces reached the spot
immediately and cordoned the area to nab the militants
responsible for the attack, the spokesman said.
Sopore town has witnessed series of attacks on police and
security forces by militants in the recent past.