SRINAGAR: Two policemen had been shot lifeless by militants in Srinagar on Friday, whereas three al-Badar terrorists had been killed throughout a gunfight in Shopian district of south Kashmir.
The police additionally claimed to have cracked Wednesday’s attack on a dhaba proprietor’s son by arresting all three accused.
Militants fired at two unarmed policemen Sohail Ahmad and Mohammad Yusuf at Baghat Chowk close to Saddar police station in Srinagar in the afternoon.
The two had been taken to police hospital, however succumbed. In a CCTV footage of the attack, a militant might be seen taking out an assault rifle and firing indiscriminately on the policemen standing close to a store. Kashmir IGP Vijay Kumar stated Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants had been concerned in the attack and so they have been recognized.
“One of them is a foreigner and one other native, Saqib, hailing from Barzulla space of Srinagar. We will neutralise them quickly,” he stated including, “We will beef up the safety to test loopholes and received’t permit militants to strike in the town.”
This is the second militant attack in Srinagar this week.
On Wednesday, militants had fired at and injured Akash Mehra, son of dhaba proprietor.
IGP Kumar recognized the arrested militants concerned in the attack on Mehra as Suhail Ahamad Mir, Owais Manzoor Sofi and Vilayat Aziz Mir.
He stated they’re new recruits of the Lashkar and the Muslim Janbaz Force, which owned up the attack, was an offshoot of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
The weapons and the bike used in the attack, a grenade and different incriminating supplies had been additionally recovered from the trio.
In Shopian, a gunfight broke out at village Badigam space throughout a search operation on Friday night.
“The operation was suspended at night time and resumed early Friday after troops evacuated the individuals being held hostage by the militants,” a police officer stated.
Three native al Badar militants — Suhail Sheikh alias Azeem, Shahid Ahmad Dar alias Furkan and Muddasir Ahmad Wagay — had been killed in the gunfight.
In one other encounter on Friday night time at village Zanigam in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, Special Police Officer Mohammad Altaf was whereas constable Manzoor Ahmad was critically injured.