2 policemen killed in Pulwama, thousands attend funeral prayers at native villages

Srinagar, June 12: Two policemen were killed and another critically injured after militants attacked police post, guarding the new court complex in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, on Tuesday.

Official sources told GNS that a group of militants opened fire upon the police post, resulting into on the spot death of two security guards and injuries to another at Takiya Wagam opposite to Government Degree College Pulwama near Barpora Kareemabad.

The injured cop, Manzoor Ahmad, was shifted to SMHS hospital for treatment, they said.

The militants after carrying out the deadly attack decamped with two service rifles from the slain cops, they said.

The deceased cops have been identified as Selection Grade Constables Ghulam Rasool Lone and Ghulam Hassan Wagay.

A police spokesman said that investigations into the incident have been launched to trace out the militants.

A Wreath laying ceremony of slain was held at District Police Lines Pulwama in Pulwama.

The ceremony was led by Inspector General of Police (Kashmir) SP Pani. Officers from both the police as well as civil administration were present during the ceremony, paying their homage to the slain policemen.

Meanwhile, thousands of people attended funeral prayers of both the slain policemen at their respective native villages in Wohlutra Rafiabad and Gagal Lolab in Kupwara.

Wagay was the only bread earner of ten members of family including four children and old aged parents, locals said.

They said Wagay was a good human being and never troubled any villager. He always used to help his neighbors and will be missed by everybody in the village, locals said. The deceased, they said, was a pious human being and would lead Friday prayers in local Mosque. Also thousands of people took part in the funeral prayers of Lone.

Meanwhile, people at both the places urged India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue once for all. (GNS)

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