SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, An Indian policeman was killed and two others wounded, in a militant attack in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said today (Thursday).
The policemen, travelling in a vehicle, were attacked near Galander in Pampore town of Pulwama district, about 22 km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.
"Militants, late last night, fired upon a police vehicle, at Galender Pampore, wounding three policemen," a police official said.
"One of them, identified as constable Tanveer Ahmad, who was critically wounded then, died in hospital during the night. The other two policemen, admitted in hospital, are undergoing treatment."
Following the attack, militants managed to escape from the spot, reports said.
A police official said, the entire area has been cordoned-off, to carry out search for the assailants.
A guerrilla war has been going on, between militants and Indian troopers, stationed in the region, since 1989.
Kashmir, a Himalayan region, divided between India and Pakistan, is claimed by both in full.
Since their independence from Britain, the two countries have fought three wars, two exclusively over Kashmir.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK