Cop guarding Sopore shrine killed in suspected militant attack

Baramulla: A policeman has been killed in an attack by suspected militants in Sopore town of this north Kashmir district.

Fayaz Ahmad of IRP 13 Battalion was performing his duty at a shrine in Tujjar Shareef area of Sopore when suspected militants fired shots at him this afternoon, reports said. The policeman sustained grave injuries in the attack and was removed to the sub-district hospital Sopore, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Reports said that the area has been placed under cordon as the reinforcements of Special Operations Group (SOG) of police, army and CRPF have arrived on the spot.