MLA’s guard killed, NC panch injured in Kulgam shootout

SHABIR AHMAD

ANANTNAG: A policeman was killed and a civilian injured when suspected militants fired at them in Redwani area of Kulgam district on Saturday.
Witnesses said that Zahoor Ahmad Dar, security guard of Hom Shalibugh MLA Abdul Majid Larmi hitched a ride on the bike of Zahoor Ahmad Illahi, an NC panch, from his home.
After covering a little distance, suspected militants fired at them, leaving both critically injured.
They were immediately taken to district hospital Anantnag where doctors declared the policeman as “brought dead”.
Illahi, after first aid, was referred to Srinagar hospital in a critical condition.
The police cordoned off the entire area and launched an intensive search operation to arrest the attackers.