Constable killed as militants attack police team in Anantnag ahead of Rajnath visit

Anantnag, Sep 9: Militants on September 9 attacked a police party in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district leaving a constable dead, striking barely a kilometre from the venue of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s scheduled meeting with security personnel on September 10, a police official said.

Militants fired indiscriminately on the police personnel near the general bus stand Anantnag, the official said. He said constable Imtiyaz Ahmad was killed while constable Shabir Ahmad was injured in the firing.

The attack took place a kilometre away from the proposed venue of the meeting of the Home Minister with CRPF personnel tomorrow, the official said. The area has been cordoned off and a manhunt has been launched to nab the attackers.

Mr. Singh is on a four-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir. He met Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar on September 9. He will also travel to Anantnag, Jammu and Rajouri and meet civil society members, leaders of political and social outfits, business leaders and others, a move seen as a follow-up to the Prime Minister’s Independence Day speech.

Source The Hindu