Kulgam: Terrorists on Wednesday shot dead a policeman in Awgam village of Kulgam district in south Kashmir.

Jammu and Kashmir Police constable Fayaz Ahmad Shah was on his way home from a local mosque after Eid prayers when terrorists fired on him. He was critically injured and succumbed at a nearby hospital.

Shah, from Zazripora village, was recently promoted as a constable from Special Police Officer (SPO). Trainee constable Shah was on leave to celebrate Eid with his family.

A senior police official told MyNation that terrorists were involved in the killing of Shah and a case under relevant sections of law has been initiated.

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This comes shortly after a BJP leader was shot dead by a terrorist in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Wednesday morning.

The police have registered a case and launched a manhunt to nab the terrorists.

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