Two killed in terror attack in J&K; BJP council head escapes unhurt

Security personnel have launched a search operation to nab two militants, who are believed to be trapped in a building nearby

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All entry and exit points have been sealed and vehicles and suspected persons are being checked. | Representational Pic

A Block Development Council (BDC) councilor and a policeman were killed in a terrorist attack in Sopore area of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday (March 29). Another councilor sustained serious injuries.

Police have laid a siege in the area to track down the attackers. Sopore BDC Chairperson Fareeda Khan, who belongs to the BJP, escaped unhurt.

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The attack happened when the BDC meeting was in progress. “Terrorists fired at Municipal Office #Sopore. In this #terror incident, police personnel Shafqat Ahmad & councillor Riyaz Ahmad got #martyred & councillor Shams-ud-din Peer got injured. Injured shifted to hospital for treatment. Area cordoned off & further details shall follow,” Kashmir Zone Police tweeted.

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Two militants are believed to be trapped in a building and security persons have launched a search operation. All entry and exit points have been sealed and vehicles and suspected persons are being checked. More reinforcements are also being rushed to the spot.

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