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Cop, civilian killed in Sopore militant assault

Srinagar, Mar 4: A Special Police Officer (SPO) and a civilian were killed in a militant attack at Warpora area of Sopore in north Kashmir on Wednesday late evening.

SSP Sopore Javaid Iqbal confirmed the death of a cop and a civilian. “In the incident an SPO and a civilian were killed while as another policeman sustained injures,” he said.

The deceased have been identified as SPO Wajahat Ahmad Bhat son of Asadullah Bhat of Wagoora Kreeri and the civilian has been identified as Umar Subhan of Warpora.

The injured cop has been identified as Showkat Ahmed.

Police has cordoned off the area and search is on o nab the culprits.

Meanwhile, an encounter broke out between militants and security forces at Chadoora area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district, police said.

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