Srinagar, October 2: Militants today late evening fired upon a police official in Padgampora village of Awantipora in Pulwama district of south Kashmir after which he died of critical bullet wounds.
Sources told news agency GNS that militants fired upon Head Constable Ashiq Hussain who is Munshi of police station Awantipora when he was on way to his home near Padgampora.
The sources said that Ashiq was critically injured in the firing and succumbed shortly after being shot. Government forces have arrived on the attack spot and launched manhunt to nab the assailants, the sources added. (GNS)