Omar condemns attack on National Conference leader
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has condemned the attack on his party colleague at Pulwama in South Kashmir on Sunday.
"My condolences to the families of the police personnel killed in the attack on my party colleague in Pulwama district today. The attack on Yawar's residence is evidence of the continued risk associated with being a mainstream politician in Kashmir," he tweeted.
"You may not like our politics sometimes but don't question our commitment because we put our lives on the line every day for our beliefs," he said.
Two policemen were killed in the militant attack at the house of a ruling National Conference worker in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. Later in a counter operation one militant died.
Officials said the deceased policemen are Head Constable Abdul Hamid and Constable Vinod Kumar.
They came under heavy firing of militants when they were performing duty at the house of NC activist Yawar Masudi in Khrew. Both the policemen were rushed to hospital but they died on the way, officials said.
Security and Kashmir Police forces cordoned off the area soon after the attack and started nabbing the attackers.
A police official said that soon after the attack Police and Army launched a search operation in the area, but when police approached the houses where the militants were hiding they opened fire on the search party.
One militant was killed so far.
(Posted on 13-04-2014)