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An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Central Industrial Force (CISF) was killed in a militant attack in Wagoora locality of Nowgam in central Kashmir, police said today.

“In the intervening night, a standoff fire by militants took place at the grid Station Wagoora in Nowgam area in which one ASI of CISF sustained serious bullet injuries,” said a police spokesman.

He said the attack was “successfully repulsed” by the alert sentry at the spot.

The injured ASI, identified as Rajendra Prasad, was evacuated to the hospital where he succumbed, said the spokesman.

“The area has been sanitized by the security forces,” he said.