Policeman among two killed in Gilgit

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Two men, including a policeman, were killed and another was injured in separate incidents in Gilgit on Saturday. Gilgit Superintendent of Police (SP) Tanweerul Hassan told APP that policemen intercepted a motorcyclist near Rux Chowk and seized the motorcycle. There was an exchange of hot words between the police and the bike owner but later he was allowed to go home. “He went home, returned with a pistol and opened indiscriminate firing on the policemen, injuring one of them,” he added. The SP said the injured policeman was taken to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
“We have identified the culprit and a search operation for him is underway,” he added. Separately, the SP said a shopkeeper Karamatullah alias Papu was shot at by two masked men in Basin Khari, who died while being taken to hospital. According to the police, the third man was injured in an exchange of fire with a police party. He was admitted to a hospital where his condition was stated to be out of danger.