Srinagar, Aug 26: Anti militancy Special Operation constable was killed and a civilian was injured Monday in south Kashmir’s Anantnag-Islamabad district, officials said.
Sources said the incident took place when separatist militants fired at a special operations group (SOG) team of Indian side of Jammu and Kashmir police.
“Militants fired at the police team in Arwani village of Anantnag-Islamabad district on Monday afternoon. The injured person is being evacuated to hospital,” the official said.
News agency IANS quoted a police official as saying that while the civilian sustained a gunshot wound in his leg, the police constable had sustained fatal bullet injuries.
There has been a gradual surge in wave of separatists militants in disputed Kashmir valley in the recent past. Officials say a new breed of young and educated youth have taken up arms to fight Indian forces in the picturesque Himalayan territory which is controlled by nuclear armed rivals India and Pakistan.
With inputs from IANS.