In yet another incident which reminds us of the brutal killing of Lt. Ummer Fayaz , an unarmed Jammu & Kashmir Police constable was killed by militants in Budgam while going for his Friday prayers. According to the cops, the slain constable, Shamim Ahmad, was stationed at a guard post in Wardwan area.
Shamim was killed allegedly by militants after he foiled their attempt to take weapons from a guard post in Budgam. According to the police, the militants attacked Ahmad while he was going for Friday prayers to a local mosque and was unarmed.
“Militants attempted to forcefully enter a guard post at Budgam. They asked Ahmad to lead them to the guard post, however, the constable raised an alarm and the security inside the post successfully foiled the attempt to enter the guard post, after which the militants shot at Ahmad while escaping,” The Indian Express quoted the police as saying.
The constable who sustained bullet injuries in abdomen later passed away.
As per media report, Islamic State has claimed the responsibility of the attack by sharing a post on Telegram accounts of ISIS which translates to “(Islamic State claims) Killing of an Indian Police by the soldiers of Khilafah in the area of Wadwan in district Budgam Kashmir.”
The Baramulla Police shared the news on its Twitter account captioned:“RIP Braveheart.”Bringing peace is our collective mission and we will achieve that. Your supreme sacrifice will not go waste as our resolve remains undeterred. It reinforces our commitment and adds to our collective responsibility as a Police force- A saga of sacrifices.”
Bringing peace is our collective mission and we will achieve that. Your supreme sacrifice will not go waste as our resolve remains undeterred.
It reinforces our commitment and adds to our collective responsibility as a Police force- A saga of sacrifices. pic.twitter.com/flamDSzLSd
— Baramulla Police (@BaramullaPolice) May 11, 2018
The constable who sacrificed his life for the nation is survived by his wife and three children. We salute the supreme sacrifice by Constable Shamim Ahmad and hope the family musters the courage to recover from the tragedy.