Three cops killed in twin attacks in Srinagar; Hizbul Mujahideen claims responsibility

Three cops killed in twin attacks in Srinagar; Hizbul Mujahideen claims responsibility

SRINAGAR: Srinagar witnessed three militant attacks within minutes of each other on Monday. In the first incident, some unidentified gunmen fired at police party in Alamgari Bazar area, killing two cops, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector.

Minutes later there was another attack in which a PSO of President Jammu and Kashmir Pasmanda Tabka Jaat was shot from close range.

“On Monday, in two separate incidents, three policemen (including PSO) were killed by unidentified gunmen,” a senior police official told Kashmir Reader.

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“ASI Ghulam Mohammad and Head Constable Nazir Ahmad were killed in the old city (near mill) while Mohammad Sadiq, PSO of JKPTJ President Mohammad Abdullah Charak was shot near general bus stand Batamaloo,” the official said.

“The service weapon was also snatched from Sadiq,” he said, adding, “The bodies of the policemen are lying at their respective police stations and investigations have already been started.”

Meanwhile, militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen while claiming the responsibility of the twin attacks on Police in Srinagar.

Burhan-ud-din, spokesperson Hizb told CNS on phone that special squad of the organisation attacked the police parties in the City.

“At least three personnel of Jammu and Kashmir police’s Special Operation Group were killed in the twin attacks,” he said.

“They have also managed to decamp with a rifle of a slain policeman,” he added.

“The militants in the field have been directed to intensify attacks on Indian Security establishments. The attacks will continue till India doesn’t leave Kashmir,” he said.

The killings in Srinagar came a day after five militants were killed,as claimed by Indian army, in Check village of Drugmulla area in a ‘daylong gunfight’ on Saturday.