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1 policeman killed, 2 injured as militants attack police post in Anantnag

By Deepika

A group of heavily armed militants attacked a police party in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district in which one policeman was killed and two others seriously injured. The incident took place 500 yards from venue of Home Minister Rajnath Singh's meeting on Sunday.

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According to ANI, the policeman was injured after terrorists attacked a police party near bus stand in Anantnag.

Militants fired indiscriminately on the police personnel near the general bus stand Anantnag, the official said.

He said constable Imtiyaz Ahmad was killed while constable Shabir Ahmad was injured in the firing.

The area has been cordoned off and a manhunt has been launched to nab the attackers.

Also, the attack came hours after a Hizbul Mujahedeen militant was gunned down in north Kashmir's Sopore in an encounter with forces on this morning.

Rajnath will be in Kashmir from September 9-11. He will meet all the stakeholders and will discuss the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Home Minister is scheduled to hold talks with the officials of the state to discuss the current situation.

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and other senior officers of the Ministry were also part of the visit.

The Minister will review the progress of implementation of the Prime Minister's development package for the state.

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