Cop shot at by guerrillas in Kashmir

Srinagar, March 29: A policeman was injured in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama distict Saturday after guerrillas fired at him, a police official said.

A senior police officer said militants fired from close range at a police constable in Kakpora town of Pulwama, 25 km from here, in the afternoon. He was taken to hospital where his condition is now stable.

“The police constable was fired at with a pistol and sustained a bullet wound in his leg. He was taken to hospital. Doctors at the hospital said the constable is out of danger,” the police officer said.

Opposition Peoples Democratic Party president, Mehbooba Mufti, who is contesting the Lok Sabha poll from south Kashmir’s Anantnag constituency, had earlier Saturday addressed a public meeting in Kakpora town.