One police officer killed, four injured in grenade attack

A police officer was killed and four others were injured in a grenade attack by militants in the northern district of Bandipora in Occupied Kashmir.

According to police officials, the militants targeted a joint team of police and Border Security Force near Nishat Park in Bandipora District on Friday afternoon.

According to a statement issued by the police, a joint team of police and Border Security Force was on patrol when they were attacked by unknown persons with a grenade in which one paramilitary officer and four policemen were injured. At the hospital, police officer Zubair Ahmed He succumbed to his injuries.

A police spokesman said in a statement that a large area was cordoned off immediately after the incident and an investigation had been launched.

According to the BBC, 179 militants, 43 police and army personnel and 35 civilians were killed in various incidents of armed violence in Occupied Kashmir last year. According to police, 646 militant supporters were arrested last year, while 128 youths joined the militant ranks.

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