Kashmir: Militant attack on police post in Shopian, 1 policeman killed

The attack on the police post comes only days after terrorists attacked a Border Security Force (BSF) and adjoining camps in Baramulla district, leaving one BSF soldier dead. (Representative image) Photograph:( Getty )

DNA New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 07, 2016, 07.12 PM (IST)

Militants opened fire at a police post in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, killing one policeman and leaving one policeman and a civilian injured.

On Thursday, three Pakistani terrorists were killed after they attacked a camp at Langate in the Kupwara district, the commanding officer of the 30 Rashtriya Rifles, Colonel Rajiv Saharan, confirmed.

Three AK-47 rifles, two under barrel grenade launchers, three GPS, four radio search, maps and metric sheet, and medicines were recovered from them. 

When asked how they identified the terrorists, Colonel Saharan said, "The medicines recovered have 'made in Pakistan' markings on them, this ascertains that these three terrorists were from Pakistan." 

The attack comes only days after terrorists attacked a Border Security Force (BSF) camp and adjoining camps in Baramulla district, leaving one BSF soldier dead.

The attack also comes after the Indian Army conducted surgical strikes and destroyed seven terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC), last week, after terrorists attacked the army brigade headquarters at Uri, killing 19 soldiers.

(This report first appeared in DNA)