Police guard killed by militants in Badgam

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A Jammu and Kashmir policeman was killed after militants attacked a minority picket in Wadwun Soibugh area of Central Kashmir's Budgam district. He was shifted to a hospital but he succumbed to his injuries.

"Militants appeared outside the Guard Post and held-up policeman Shamim Ahmad, who was unarmed and going to offer Friday prayers at a local mosque.Shamim was asked by militants to lead toward the Guard Post".

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"But Ahmed instead of obeying the diktat and without caring for his own life raised an alarm drawing the attention of his colleagues who were inside the guard-post", said a police spokesman.

In the process, the cop was injured, he said. All arms and ammunition safe.

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Meanwhile, restrictions were imposed in parts of Srinagar in view of a protest called by separatist against civilian deaths in a clash between protestors and security forces after an encounter in Sophian district. "It is being verified", said the police official. "The attack was successfully repulsed, and none of the firearms were taken", a police spokesperson said, adding that the area was cordoned immediately after the incident.

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