Two Killed in Terrorist Strike in Sopore

Two persons, one of them a senior policeman, have been killed in a terrorist strike in Kashmir, reported BBC citing police.

Report said that the incident took place when terrorists opened fire at a police patrol in Sopore town, said report.

The incident occurred on the fourth day of shutdown called in protest over the killing of a 15-year-old boy in clashes with police on Sunday.

The shutdown followed violent protests in Srinagar over Wamiq Farooq’s killing who was hit in the head by a tear gas shell as police dispersed a protest in the city against Indian rule.

The officer who fired the fatal shell that killed the boy has been suspended.

The main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) said that unrest among Kashmiri youth was due to the stalled peace process between India and Pakistan, said report.

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