Three policemen shot dead by Militants in Kashmir

wilayattimes (Kashmir)

Militants on Monday carried out two strikes within as many hours in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, killing three policemen, including an officer, and decamping with service rifle of one of the slain cops.

In the first strike, militants shot dead two policemen in Zadibal area of Srinagar at around 10:45 AM.

Militants on Monday carried out two strikes within as many hours in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, killing three policemen, including an officer, and decamping with service.

The ultras shot at the two cops from close range at Mill Stop in Zadibal area which connects the city to Hazratbal Shrine and super speciality SKIMS Hospital at Soura, a police official said.

The two cops died on the spot, he said, adding the deceased have been identified as Assistant Sub Inspector Ghulam Mohammad and Head Constable Nazir Ahmad. The slain cops were posted at Zadibal Police Station.

Police and other security forces have been put on an alert to look out for the assailants, who managed to flee the spot.

In the second strike, militants shot at constable Mohammad Sadiq, who was posted as personal security guard to chairman of J&K Pasmanda Tabqajaat (downtrodden classes) Mohammad Abdullah Chatwal, at Tengpora on Parimpora-Hyderpora Bypass road.

The militants also snatched the service rifle of the injured cop before fleeing from the spot, the official said adding the attack took place at around 12 noon. The cop later succumbed to injuries at Police hospital at Batamaloo.

These major attacks in the city come after nearly three years

To pay homage to three police personnel who gave supreme sacrifice of their lives today in two separate incidents in Srinagar, a wreath laying ceremony was held at Police Control Room today afternoon.

Chief Minister Ms Mehbooba Mufti led the ministers, Civil, Police and security force officers and jawans in paying floral tributes to these three police personals.

ASI Ghulam Mohammad Bhat is survived by wife, three daughters, two of whom are unmarried and two sons.

HC Nazir Ahmad Mir is survived by wife and four sons and a daughter all of them yet to complete their education.

Mohammad Sidiq Sheikh son of Ghulam Ahmad Sheikh was a resident of Dudi Machil Kupwara and was of 37 years of age.To pay homage to three police personnel who gave supreme sacrifice of their lives today in two separate incidents in Srinagar, a wreath laying ceremony was held at Police Control Room today afternoon.

According to local news agency Militant outfit Hizb-ul-Mujahideen claimed the responsiblity and warns for more assualts.

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