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2 cops, one civilian killed in militant attack in Kashmir

PTI 14 Aug 2014, 11:20:23 AM IST
Srinagar: Two policemen and a civilian were killed as militants opened indiscriminate fire on a police vehicle in Pampore area in south Kashmir's Pulwama district today.

The militants fired at the vehicle of a Deputy Superintendent of Police at Gallander area at around 7:45 PM, leaving the civilian dead and seriously injuring two personal security guards of the officer. The guards later succumbed in hospital.

The identity of the deceased civilian could not be ascertained so far.

No militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack which was the third on the security forces in the past two days.

A constable of Railway Protection Force (RPF) was yesterday shot dead by militants in Pulwama district.

Eight BSF personnel, including an officer, were injured when militants had attacked their convoy at Pampore on the intervening night of August 11 and August 12.