Srinagar/Aug, 14: At a time when entire Kashmir especially summer capital Srinagar is on a high alert in view of Independence Day preparations , militants Friday morning attacked a police party and killed two policemen in Nowgam area in the outskirts of Srinagar. One more policeman was also injured in the attack
Confirming the killing of two cops the Kashmir zone police on it’s twitter handle wrote “Militants fired indiscriminately on police party near Nowgam bypass. Three police personnel injured. They were shifted to hospital for treatment where two succumbed. Area cordoned off. Further details shall follow.”
The attack comes a day before I-Day and when the entire Kashmir is on a high alert especially Srinagar district. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir had Thursday evening said that fool proof security arrangements are in place to thwart militant strikes and ensure smooth conduct of all Independence Day functions .
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