Cop guarding NC leader killed in militant attack in Kashmir

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The injured constable was rushed to hospital, but he succumbed to injuries, police said. Representational Photo: iStock

A police constable guarding former judge and National Conference leader Syed Tauqeer was killed in a militant attack in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday (July 14).

“In a terror incident at Hiller area of Anantnag district, terrorists fired upon a policeman on duty identified as Riyaz Ahmad, causing grievous injuries to him,” a police spokesman said.

The injured constable was rushed to hospital, but he succumbed to injuries, police said. The police have registered a case and started investigation into the incident.

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National Conference leader Omar Abdullah condemned the killing of the policeman. He said Ahmad was posted as security officer to former judge Syed Tauqeer, who had joined politics few months ago.

“My colleague from Kokernag in South Kashmir Judge (Retd) Tauqeer Sb was just attacked by militants. While he escaped unhurt, his security officer was hit and killed in the line of duty. I unreservedly condemn this dastardly attack and convey my condolences to the family of the deceased,” the former chief minister tweeted.

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