“Police chief assassinated in Indian Kashmir by militant posing as a woman,” from The Associated Press, :
SRINAGAR, India: A suspected Islamic militant gunned down a police chief after posing as a Muslim woman hidden behind a veil in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Saturday, an official said.
The brazen attack that killed Pampore police chief Manzoor Ahmed set off a gunbattle that also left a civilian dead and two constables wounded, said police officer Hemant Lohia.
The attacker donned the veil in order to get close to Ahmed, who was on foot patrol at the time of the shooting, Lohia said.
The assailant was able to flee the scene, 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of Srinagar, the summer capital of India’s Jammu-Kashmir state.