Militants kill cop, snatch weapon from another in Kashmir

Srinagar: A policeman was killed on Wednesday when militants attacked a National Conference (NC) leader's security guard and snatched his service rifle in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.


"The militants attacked the security guard of NC district president Ghulam Mohiuddin Mir in Manghama village today (Wednesday) afternoon and decamped with his service rifle," a senior police officer told IANS here.


The deceased policeman Riyaz Ahmed Ganai was in civies and standing alongside the NC leader's security guard at his (Ganai's) cousin's marriage when the guerrillas struck.


The NC leader had gone to the village to attend the wedding function.


On Monday, three policemen, including an officer, were killed and the weapon of one policeman was snatched in two guerrilla attacks in Srinagar.