Anantnag: A policeman was killed and another critically injured after militants targeted the vehicle of a National Conference (NC) leader, here in Pulwama district on Monday evening.
Ghulam Mohiuddin, Pulwama district president of NC, has escaped unhurt but militants took away rifles of the policemen protecting him.
The slain policeman has been identified as Mudassir Ahmad and the injured one as Nisar Ahmad.
The incident took place at about 5:30 PM in Murran Chowk area of main Pulwama town.
Pulwama SSP Chaudhry Muhammad Aslam confirmed the attack and said that the NC leader and his guards were coming back from Srinagar when militants targeted them.
“Half a kilometer ahead of his house, the protected person’s vehicle came under fire, “ he said, adding that one policeman was killed and another one was injured.
He said that the circumstances under which the incident took place were being investigated — when asked how the NC leader escaped unhurt.
Both Mudassir and Nisar were rushed to a nearby hospital where Mudassir was declared brought dead.
Nisar was referred to Srinagar for specialised treatment.
Following the incident, the area was cordoned off.
“Searches are being carried out to try nab the attackers,” a police spokesperson said.