A Railway Protection Force (RPF) official was killed and another injured after militants allegedly opened fire on them in Kakapora area of Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday, 18 April, the Kashmir Zone Police said.
The deceased has been identified as head constable Surinder Singh while sub-inspector Dev Raj was critically injured, reported The Indian Express.
Police officials quoted in the report said that the officers were having tea near the Kakapora railway station when militants opened fire.
Police officials said that both the injured had been taken to the nearby hospital where Surinder Singh succumbed to his injuries. Dev Raj was later shifted to Srinagar hospital where he is still in a critical condition.
Security forces have cordoned off the area to nab the attackers. No arrests have been made yet.
Lt Governor of J&K Manoj Sinha condemned the terror attack, saying that "the perpetrators of barbaric act will not be spared".
(With inputs from The Indian Express.)