Cop Guarding Sopore MLA's Home Killed19 August 2010
Srinagar: A Special Police Officer (SPO) was killed and two policemen were injured after unknown gunmen attacked house of the National Conference legislator, reports said today. ”The attack was carried out by gunmen Wednesday night in Sopore town. 'The militants attacked the house of MLA M Ashraf Dar Wednesday night and fighting them one SPO was killed and two constables suffered injuries,' said a police spokesman in Srinagar. Reports said there was a brief exchange of fire at the house. The injured policemen were hospitalized for treatment. Dar, however, was not present in his house at the time of the attack. The policemen were guarding his residence. Last week three policemen were killed in Sopore in a similar attack while guarding the house of another pro-Indian politician. Police rushed reinforcements to the spot but the militants managed to escape. The contingents of police and paramilitary troopers launched a manhunt to trace the assailants in the area.