Unknown gunmen injure cop in south Kashmir’s Shopian

Bilal Habib

Srinagar: Unidentified gunmen shot at and injured a policeman outside the court complex in south Kashmir’s Shopian town today.

Constable Mohammad Ashraf Akhoon (Belt No 706 Spn) was performing his duty outside the court complex in Shopian town when unknown gunmen appeared there and fired upon him from close range around 10:45 am today, officials said. In the surprise attack, the cop received gunshot injuries. He was immediately removed to the hospital for treatment.

Soon after the attack, police and army reached the spot to assess the situation. However, no reports of any arrests were received.