NEW DELHI: Tragedy struck on Monday as a resident of Uttar Pradesh, fell victim to a terrorist attack in Pulwama district, Jammu and Kashmir.
The incident unfolded in the Rajpora area of Pulwama, with Mukesh Singh being shot around 12:45 pm, according to a police official.
This attack marked the second act of terrorism within the Kashmir Valley in the past 24 hours.
Terrorists had shot at and critically injured a police officer in Eidgah area of Srinagar.InspectorMasroor Ahmad Wani was shot thrice while he was playing cricket with locals at the Eidgah ground.
Be cautious: JK DGP to cops after attack on officer in Srinagar
Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbag Singh said threats are still around and cops have to be careful and cautious about incidents like the attack on a police officer while playing cricket at a playground.
“We have to be cautious. The threats are still around; we cannot take these so lightly. We have to be careful, we have to be cautious and I pray that he would come out of it,” Singh told reporters on the sidelines of a function. He said the officer had gone to play cricket when he was attacked by terrorists.
“One of our officers had gone out to have some fun, play cricket with people. He was playing in a cricket ground with a team of officers. He got a hit from (Anti-national elements) ANEs. He is injured, he is recovering, he is in the hospital,” the DGP added.
Asked if Pakistan will try to disrupt the atmosphere in view of forthcoming elections, Singh, without naming Islamabad, said the neighbouring country has always tried to disturb peace in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Elections or no elections, they (Pakistan) have always been trying to disturb peace here, ensuring that the militancy continues here but our brave force JKP with the support of other forces, including army and people, have been able to eliminate that design and ill intended actions by our adversary. I am sure that will continue,” the DGP said.

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