Srinagar, May 23: Two policemen, including a junior level officer, were killed on Monday by separatist guerrillas in a hit and run attack in summer capital Srinagar.
A senior police officer told mediapersons: “Motorcycle borne militants attacked a ‘Naka’ (checking) party near the mills in Zadibal area of Srinagar city today (Monday).
“When the motorcycle borne militants were signalled to stop, they fired at the police party resulting in the death of ASI Nazeer Ahmed and Constable Basheer Ahmed.
“The militants fled after carrying out the attack. A high alert has been sounded in the city to nab the assassins.”
This is the first major strike by separatist guerrillas in Srinagar city after the Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP-BJP coalition government took office in Jammu and Kashmir.
Minutes after the motor-cycle borne shot dead two cops in Srinagar’s Zadibal area, another cop was shot dead at Tengpora Batamaloo.
Though the identity of the cop was not immediately confirmed, but a senior police official confirmed the killing.
More details awaited.