Indian Policeman killed, another injured in Bijbehara attack

Security personnel stand guard during an encounter between security forces and militants in South Kashmir

Security personnel stand guard during an encounter between security forces and militants in South Kashmir

Officials said that special police officer (SPO) Bilal Ahmad was critically wounded when militants fired at a police vehicle in Bijbehara, Anantnag.

Terrorists attacked a police party, killing a cop and injuring another in Bijbhera of Anantnag district in South Kashmir on Tuesday. They were immediately shifted to hospital where SPO Bilal Ahmad was declared dead on arrival.

Indian police confirmed the incident in a tweet and added that the cordon and search operation has been launched to nab the attackers.

The separatists have called for shutdown on May 21 to commemorate anniversaries of two former separatist leaders Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone who were assassinated by suspected terrorists in 1990 and 2002 respectively.

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