Two killed, four wounded in Sopore guerrilla attack

March 16th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Srinagar, March 16 (IANS) Two people were killed and four others injured when separatist guerrillas attacked a police patrol in north Kashmir’s Sopore town Tuesday evening, officials said.
A civilian and a policeman were killed, while three civilians and a policeman were wounded in the attack that took place in Sopore town, 54 km from here.

“Militants fired at a routine police patrol in Sopore town today (Tuesday) evening near the local bus stand,” a senior police officer said.

“One special police officer (SPO) named Ishaq Hussain and a civilian were killed in the militant firing while three civilians and a police constable have been injured,” he added.

The injured have been shifted to the hospital for treatment as re-inforcements of police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been rushed to the area which has been cordoned off.

This is the second separatist guerrilla attack in Kashmir Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, guerrillas attacked CRPF guards in Lal Chowk, the bustling Srinagar city centre.

One civilian was killed and four people — two civilians and two CRPF troopers — were wounded in the Lal Chowk attack.

Security forces across Kashmir have been put on high alert in the wake of the renewed guerrilla activities in recent days.

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