Militants attack security picket in Shopian

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Militants fired at a security picket guarding a minority village in Shopian district of Kashmir, a police official said on Wednesday.

“Militants opened fire on a security picket at Zainapora in Shopian last night around 9.30 PM,” the police official said.

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No damage was reported in the incident. In another incident, a vehicle of the security wing of the police was damaged when it caught fire last night at Kursoo in Rajbagh area of the city, the official said.

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He said the vehicle was deployed for the security escort of state health minister Bali Baghat. The vehicle was stationary when the incident took place. The official said the cause of the fire is being ascertained.

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