Policeman martyred in terror attack in Kulgam

Terrorists on Wednesday night shot dead a police personnel in Qazigund area of Kulgam district in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

They said that the terrorists fired at Abdul Rashid Dar (58) son of Ghulam Hassan, in Furrah area of Mir Bazar in Kulgam, leaving him critically injured.

Abdul Rashid Dar was shot at by the ultras at around 9.30 pm, they said.

Dar was rushed to a hospital for treatment but succumbed on the way, the officials said.

Medical superintendent GMC Anantnag Dr Majid Mahrib said that he was declared brought dead.

Though it was not clear why Dar was targeted by the terrorists, the officials said he was associated with counter-insurgency in the past.

Meanwhile, entire area has been cordoned off and searches have been launched to trace the attackers, officials added.