The death toll in an attack in the Kashmir Valley by militants rose to five after an injured civilian succumbed to his injuries on Sunday, a Police official said.
The Saturday attack had also left a policeman, two other civilians and a wanted LeT militant dead in Mir Bazar area of the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Kulgam district.
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Earlier, reports said two policemen and two civilians were killed in the attack.
“A police party had gone to investigate a road accident when militants travelling in a car opened fire at them,” a police official said.
“The police retaliated in which LeT militant Fayaz Ahmad was killed and another was injured.”
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According to the official, Ahmad was involved in the Udhampur highway attack on a Border Security Forces convoy in August 2015 that left two BSF troopers and a militant dead.
He said the injured militant managed to escape and searches were on to trace him.
Ahmad was wanted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and a reward of Rs 2 lakh had been announced for his capture.
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