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J&K: 2 cops killed by ultras
Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar | October 17, 2006 19:07 IST
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 rediff.com 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.