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Militants attack police station in Srinagar, two injured

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 16:25

Srinagar: Two pedestrians were injured when suspected militants opened fire at a police station, prompting security personnel to retaliate in Pulwama district on Wednesday.

Unidentified militants opened fire at Awantipora Police Station, 32 kms from here, on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway around 2.45 pm, officials said.

They said police guards fired back and in the ensuing exchange, two pedestrians were injured.

Both the injured have been shifted to hospital and a hunt had been launched to nab the militants, the officials said.

The latest strike comes barely two days after militants shot dead two security personnel, a policeman and a CRPF jawan, and injured two others in separate attacks at Arwani in Anantnag and Almeira in Shopian district.

Meanwhile, a police spokesman said the injured included the wife of a doctor hailing from Srinagar and their condition was "stable".

Farzana, wife of doctor Suhail Ahmad Tari of Srinagar, and Rafeeq Ahmad Sheikh of Achabal in Anantnag were injured when militants fired indiscriminately at Awantipora bazar, the spokesman said.

He said Farzana was hit by a bullet in her thigh. "Both the injured are stable," the spokesman said.


First Published: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 16:24
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