Srinagar: Curfew was imposed in Kishtwar area after local RSS leader, identified as Chander Kant and his personal security officer were killed in a deadly attack by  two armed terrorists inside the Kishtwar hospital just 100 meters away from the police station.

A police source in Kishtwar told MyNation that this attack was the third attempt to kill the RSS leader.

The source said Kant's personal security officer also died in the attack. A critically injured Kant was airlifted in a chopper arranged by the district administration and taken to Government Medical College, Jammu on Tuesday afternoon where he succumbed to his injuries.

“The assailants were waiting for Kant in the hospital and when they saw him coming out of the hospital’s OPD around 12.10 pm, they fired at him and his PSO,” informed the source.

The terrorists fled with the deceased policeman's AK-47 rifle.

“Kant was working as a medical assistant in the hospital and was provided a security cover as he was an RSS leader. He had helped security forces in counter-insurgency operations in the Chenab Valley,” he added.

The Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbagh Singh said that curfew has been put in place in Kishtwar town and some other areas of the district.

He said the situation is under control and investigations are underway.

This is how the RSS reacted: 

Last week Kishtwar police had come out with posters of seven terrorists and announced cash award for information on them.

The posters, carrying pictures and names of seven militants, were circulated across all police stations, strategic check-points and chowks for the general public.

The Kishtwar region of Jammu and Kashmir is a communally sensitive district, and had witnessed clashes in the past. It is part of the Udhampur Parliamentary constituency which is going to polls in the second phase of the general election on April 18.