Terrorists of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit shot dead another policeman on Wednesday evening in Pulwama district of south Kashmir.
The policeman, Mohmad Yaqoob Shah, was shot dead at his native Loswani village where he had come to celebrate Eid with his family.
Police said Yaqoob sustained critical gunshot wounds and was immediately taken to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Initial investigation has established the complicity of terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen. A police spokesman said they had started investigation, adding that culprits involved in this gruesome crime would be arrested soon.
Earlier in the day, terrorists shot dead a BJP activist and a policeman in south Kashmir, even as Eid celebrations in Srinagar and various other places in the Valley were marred by clashes between security forces and groups of anti-social elements who hurled stones and waved flags of Pakistan and terror outfit ISIS.
According to reports, terrorists barged into the residence of BJP activist Shabir Ahmad Bhat (26) in Pulwama’s Rakh-e-Litter area around Tuesday midnight and abducted him. His bullet-riddled body was recovered in the morning. Shabir was constituency president of the BJP. He was the third BJP activist to be killed by terrorists in Kashmir. Bhat was under the protection of police and had come home in Pulwama to celebrate Eid.
In Zazripora village of Kulgam, policeman Fayaz Ahmad Shah (34), who had come home on leave to celebrate Eid with family, was shot dead when he was returning after offering Eid prayers. B