In a first major strike by separatist guerrillas after the Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP-BJP coalition government took office in Jammu and Kashmir, a group of unidentified terrorists attacked a police party in the Srinagar city, killing three policemen on Monday. Dreaded terrorist outfit Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) has claimed responsibility for terror attacks in which 3 cops were martyred today, said media reports.
According to reports, a group of heavily armed terrorists first attacked a police party at Zadibal Police Station in Srinagar, killing two policemen. ASI Nazeer Ahmed and Constable Basheer Ahmed were killed in the attack, report said. One policeman also sustained injuries in the attack.
Two policemen, including a junior level officer, were killed by separatist guerrillas in a hit and run attack in summer capital Srinagar, said a police officer. "Motorcycle borne militants attacked a 'Naka' (checking) party near the mills in Zadibal area of Srinagar city today,'' the officer said.
"When the motorcycle borne militants were signalled to stop, they fired at the police party resulting in the death of an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) and a constable. "The militants fled after carrying out the attack. A high alert has been sounded in the city to nab the assassins."
However, in the span of two hours, the militants launched another major attack in the Srinagar city, this time attacking a CRPF post in Tengpora. One CRPF jawan was killed in the daring attack. The militants also managed to snatch the rifle of the martyred CRPF jawan before fleeing from the scene.
Heavy reinforcement has been sent to the attack sites and the entire area has been cordoned off. A massive manhunt has also been launched for the militants after the attack in Zadibal and Tengpora in the old part of the city.