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Two Officers Reportedly Killed as Suspected Militants Open Fire at Police Unit in Kashmir

Sputnik News

10:04 GMT 13.04.2020(updated 11:03 GMT 13.04.2020)

The reports come as Indian and Pakistani forces continue clashing near the Line of Control (LoC), exchanging heavy artillery fire. Both sides accuse each other of violating the ceasefire, while the death toll in the recent incidents continues to grow.

Militants opened fire on two Special Police Officers (SPOs) in Dachhan district in Kishtwar municipality, Jammu and Kashmir, killing both. Law enforcement officials stated that the militants managed to flee the scene, also taking weapons from the dead officers.

"What I have learnt is that militants attacked a police party resulting in the death of two cops. They have also snatched their service rifles", Ajaz Ahmed Wani, a police official in the area, said.

Police forces have been dispatched to catch the assailants.

This is the second attack on police in the region in the last 48 hours, as tensions in Kashmir are still high amid another round of confrontation between Islamabad and New Delhi.

Hostilities along the Line of Control resumed last week following the killing of five Indian soldiers. Sunday saw three civilians killed amid an exchange of fire, and on Monday one Pakistani serviceman was killed, and four others injured.


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