Srinagar: Two policemen were killed and another injured after militants opened fire on them in Srinagar’s Nowgam on Friday.
Early morning, militants opened indiscriminate firing at cops deployed in the area.
Soon after the attack, the trio was removed to a hospital. Two among them, however, succumbed to injuries, police said on its official Twitter handle.
The condition of the injured cop was not known yet.
The area has been cordoned off, it added.
The attack comes amid heightened security alert in Kashmir Valley on eve of August 15. Government forces have been deployed on roads amid lockdown prevailing in the Valley.
Shops are shuttered public traffic off the roads.
Soon after the attack, Kashmir Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar blamed Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit for the attack.
Kumar told reporters that they identified attackers and they will be “neutralised” by forces.
He said the cops showed restraint by not firing indiscriminately given the rush of civilians at the time of the attack.