SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- Two Indian policemen were killed Sunday in two different militants attacks in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.
While one policemen was killed in Charar-i-Sharif town of district Budgam during the day, another was shot dead in Soura locality of Srinagar city in the evening.
According to police in both cases attackers targeted the policemen with the aim to snatch their service rifles.
"The first attack was carried out outside famous shrine in Charar-i-Sharif town, where a police constable on duty was fired upon by some militants from a point-blank range. Though he was immediately removed to hospital, however he succumbed there," a senior police officer told Xinhua.
"In the second attack militants fired on a policeman in Soura, killing him on spot."
According to officials the second policeman killed was deployed as a security guard with a separatist leader Fazal-Haq Qureshi, who survived an an assassination attempt in 2009.
Reports said two service rifles of policemen were snatched during these two attacks.
So far no militant outfit has claimed responsibility of the attacks.
A guerilla war is going on between militants and Indian troopers stationed in the region since 1989. Of late Indian policemen too have been trained to fight them.
Kashmir, the Himalayan region divided between India and Pakistan, is claimed by both in full. Since their independence from Britain, the two countries have fought three wars, two exclusively over Kashmir.