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09/04/2019 3:26 PM IST

Kashmir's Kishtwar Under Curfew After Attack On RSS Leader

While RSS leader Chandrakanta, was injured in the attack, his personal security officer was killed.

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Internet services were suspended and a curfew imposed in Kashmir’s Kishtwar town after an attack on a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader on Tuesday, Greater Kashmir reported. 

While RSS leader Chandrakanta, was injured in the attack, his personal security officer was killed. 

Greater Kashmir quoted an unnamed official as saying that curfew had been imposed to “prevent spreading of rumours”. 

PTI reported that the unidentified assailant snatched the weapon of the security officer when Chandrakanta had gone to the hospital for a check up. 

Narrating the sequence of events, officials said the suspected militants barged into the hospital and snatched the PSO’s weapon. They attempted to fire at the RSS leader. In the ensuing scuffle, the policeman was shot dead while the RSS leader received minor injuries.

Senior police officials rushed to the scene, they said.

(With PTI inputs)