Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists gun down 2 policemen outside Srinagar

Security personnel stand guard at the spot after a militant attack, at Nowgam bypass in Srinagar, Friday, Aug 14, 2020 | PTI

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Srinagar: A day ahead of the Independence Day, Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists shot dead two Jammu and Kashmir policemen and wounded another in indiscriminate firing in Nowgam area on the outskirts of the Srinagar city, police said.

They said the terrorists have been identified and will be neutralised soon.

Terrorists fired indiscriminately on a police party near Nowgam bypass Friday morning, a police official said, adding three policemen were injured in the attack.

The policemen were shifted to a hospital where two of them succumbed and the third was undergoing treatment, the official said.

Inspector General of Police Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, said the JeM carried out the attack.

“They fired indiscriminately and two of our jawans were martyred… We have identified them, they belong to JeM group. We will neutralise them soon,” Kumar told reporters near the site of the attack.

Asked whether there were any inputs about a possible terrorist attack on the eve of the Independence Day, the IGP said the police get such inputs every year.

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