A police officer was killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday night after suspected militants threw a grenade at him.
The officer was identified as Tahir Khan, a resident of Mendhar village in Poonch.
Khan was shifted to the Government Medical College in Anantnag for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries, the police said.
A grenade incident was reported yesterday night in Qaimoh #Kulgam. In this #terror incident, 01 police personnel namely Tahir Khan R/O Mendhar, Poonch got injured. He was shifted to GMC hospital #Anantnag for treatment where he succumbed & attained #martyrdom.@JmuKmrPolice
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) August 14, 2022
Saturday’s incident comes two days after four soldiers were killed and another was injured in an attack on an Army post in Rajouri district. Two militants were shot dead during this attack.
Director General of Police Dilbag Singh had said that the two militants were suspected to be from banned outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed.