Jaish terrorists strike in Sringar, 2 cops martyred

Srinagar/ August 14: A day ahead of India’s Independence Day, Jaish-e-Muhammad terrorists struck at Srinagar and martyred two policemen. The terrorists attacked a police party at Nowgam area of Srinagar on Friday morning killing two cops and leaving another one injured.

There were two terrorists who fired indiscriminately on a police party at Nowgam area of Srinagar leaving three cops critically wounded. “All three injured were shifted to SMSH (Shri Maharaja Hari Singh) Hospital, however, two of the injured succumbed on the way. The third one is being treated at the hospital whose condition is stated as critical,” J&K police said.

Kashmir zone police tweeted: “Terrorists fired indiscriminately on police party near Nowgam Bypass. Three police personnel injured. They were shifted to hospital for treatment where two attained martyrdom. Area cordoned off. Further details shall follow.”

The tweet of J&K Police informing about terrorist attack in Srinagar, Kashmir Valley.

This attack comes a day before the independence day and when entire Kashmir is on a high alert especially Srinagar district. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir had yesterday stated that fool proof security arrangements are in place to thwart militant strikes and to conduct all Independence Day functions smoothly.

Meanwhile, the two slain cops have been identified as Ishfaq Ayoub and Fayaz Ahmed while injured one has been identified as Muhammad Ashraf.

Talking to reporters at the site of incident, IGP Kashmir said that Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit has carried the attack. “The militants have been identified and they will be neutralized soon,” the Kashmir police chief said.

Sageer Ahmad
Sageer Ahmad
Sageer Ahmad is a research scholar based in Jammu & Kashmir.

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