Gunmen attack policemen’s house in Shopian

BK News Desk/Srinagar
March 29, 2017 0 Comments TOP STORIES 136 Views

Suspected militants attacked late last night the house of two personnel of Jammu and Kashmir police in south Kashmir district of Shopian in south Kashmir, where polling in Anantnag Parliamentary constituency by-poll will be held on April 12.
However, no one was injured in the attack in which window panes and a parked car were damaged, official sources said.
Sources told UNI that a group of militants holding automatic weapons entered the joint house of Assistant Sub Inspector Dilbar Ahmad and his brother constable Reyaz Ahmad at Daroo in Shopian district. Gunmen opened fire in the air, they said adding no one was injured.
Gunmen also damaged window panes of the house and a car parked in the compound before escaping under the cover of darkness.
Attack on the house of policemen came about 24 hours after militants attacked the house of Minister of State for Hajj and Auqaf and MLA Syed Farooq Andrabi at Dooru Shahabad in Anantnag.
Militants also injured two guards posted at the residence of Minister before escaping with four weapons. Later one weapon was also recovered.
Last week militants entered the house of Sub Inspector at Chadoora in Badgam and ransacked house, set on fire car and kidnapped his son and nephew. However, they were released later.
Militants on March 8 barged inside residences of two police officers Shopian and ransacked the houses and fired gunshots in the air before fleeing from the area.
They also damaged electronic appliances and broke window panes at the family residence of the Deputy Superintendent of Police who was posted in Srinagar.
Attack on policemen came despite warning by Director General of Police (DGP) Dr S P Vaid to militants not to attack the family members of policemen since you (militants) too have families.
Last year posters had appeared against some police officers in their home localities with messages asking them to stop “troubling” those taking part in or spearheading the protests.
Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Zakir Rashid Bhat had also warned family members of policemen in a video message that they would be attacked if police “continue to harass” relatives of militants.

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