Escape bid foiled, militant killed in J&K blast

Escape bid foiled, militant killed in J&K blast

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Srinagar: The body of police constable Mushtaq Ahmad being brought ahead of a wreath laying ceremony in Srinagar on Feb 6, 2018. In an attack, militants helped a Pakistani LeT terrorist escape by firing at the police party escorting him to hospital on Tuesday, leaving police constable Mushtaq Ahmad dead and another wounded. (Photo: IANS)
Srinagar, Feb 26 (IANS) A militant was killed and a policeman injured on Monday in south Kashmir's Tral town when militants hurled a grenade at a police station to help a Hizbul terrorist escape from police custody.Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) S.P. Vaid said: "A terrorist, Mushtaq Ahmad Chopan, died in the grenade explosion when challenged by a sentry while trying to escape from Tral police station."A police constable sustained minor injuries in the blast.Chopan belonged to the Hizbul Mujahideen separatist outfit and had been in police custody.--IANS sq/in/bg

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