Terrorists kill cop near his Srinagar residence

Terrorists fatally shot a 29-year-old police constable from point blank range in Srinagar’s Batamaloo on Sunday, ending a short-lived lull in J&K after 12 civilians and 10 armed forces personnel were killed in a spate of terror attacks and encounters last month.

Constable Tausif Ahmad was targeted around 8pm near his residence at SD Colony in Batamaloo, a police officer said. The critically injured cop was declared dead on arrival at SMHS Hospital.

A clutch of political parties, including Farooq Abdullah’s NC and Mehbooba Mufti's PDP, condemned the attack on an unarmed cop. “No words of condemnation would be enough! May Allah grant him a place in Jannat. Our hearts go out to his family and friends at this time of grief,” NC tweeted. People’s Conference president Sajad Lone, too, condemned the killing.

In September, a 25-year old police officer taking a detained person to hospital for a check-up was shot dead at Khanyar in Srinagar.

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