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J&K: 2 cops killed by ultras

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar | October 17, 2006 19:07 IST

Two cops were killed in separate shootouts by militants, who also carried out a powerful grenade explosion at the main hospital in north Kashmir Baramulla town Tuesday.

Baldev Singh, the driver of the official car of Kashmir inspector general of police was killed by militants as he parked the valley police chief's car outside a shop in the uptown Batmaloo area of the summer capital Srinagar.

"Unidentified militants fired at driver Bikram Singh in Batmaloo area of the city. He was taken to the hospital, but succumbed to injuries on the way," a senior police officer said in Srinagar.

Police said militants shot and killed another police constable in the Hazrtabal market a little distance from the Holy Shrine which houses the Relic of the Prophet Mohammad.

A senior police officer while talking to said, "Constable Bilal was killed when militants fired at him from close range in the Hazratbal market Tuesday afternoon near the State Bank of India branch. He died immediately following the attack."

In another incident, 7 persons including three paramilitary Border Security Force troopers and 4 civilians were injured when militants targeted a posse of BSF inside the main hospital in north Kashmir Baramulla town, 57 km from Srinagar.

"The grenade lobbed by the militants wounded three BSF troopers and 4 civilians in Baramulla hospital on Tuesday afternoon," a police officer told this correspondent.

Many window panes of the hospital building, where the explosion occurred were shattered as panic gripped the patients and doctors inside.

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