A police officer was shot dead by terrorists here on Saturday, police said.
“At around 8:40 a.m., terrorists shot and seriously injured Jammu and Kashmir Police Constable Ghulam Hassan near Ali Jan Road in Zoonimar area of the city,” a police official said.
The injured constable was taken to SKIMS Hospital in Soura here, where he died in the evening, the official said.
Police personnel were unarmed at the time of the attack and were riding a motorbike, the official added.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha condemned the attack and assured his family that “those responsible for this despicable act will not go unpunished”.
”I strongly condemn the heinous terrorist attack on JKP Ct Ghulam Hassan Dar in Srinagar. I assure his family and his people that those behind this despicable act will not go unpunished. The entire civilian and security establishment stands with the family of the brave martyr,’ the LG said on Twitter.
“Rest in peace brave heart. Deeply disturbed to learn that the police officer injured in today morning’s terrorist attack in Srinagar has succumbed to his injuries. May his soul find eternal peace and strength of family to bear this precious loss,’ the People’s Conference of Jammu and Kashmir headed by Sajad Lone said in a tweet.
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