Terrorists strike ahead of I-Day in Srinagar; 2 cops dead, another injured

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): At a time when entire Kashmir is on a high alert ahead of the Independence Day celebrations tomorrow, terrorists attacked a police party at Nowgam area of Srinagar, killing two cops and leaving another one injured, officials said.

A police official told NVI that terrorists fired indiscriminately on a police party at Nowgam area of Srinagar leaving three cops critically wounded. “All three injured were shifted to SMSH 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,” he said.

In a tweet, Kashmir zone police said, “Terrorists fired indiscriminately on police party near Nowgam bypass. Three police personnel were injured. They were shifted to hospital for treatment where two succumbed. Area cordoned off. Further details shall follow.”

The attack comes a day before Independence Day when the entire Kashmir is on high alert, especially Srinagar district.

CCTV grabs of today’s attack by terrorists in Nowgam, Srinagar in which 2 J&K cops were killed

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir had yesterday stated that foolproof security arrangements are in place to thwart terrorist strikes and to conduct all Independence Day functions smoothly.

-RJV/ARK