Two cops killed in Srinagar in hit-and-run attack by militants

Jun 22, 2013

Srinagar: Two policemen were killed here Saturday by militants in a hit-and-run attack, police sources said.

"Two police constables were shot dead from close range in the Hari Singh High Street market by militants. A girl was wounded in the attack. She has been shifted to a hospital," a police officer said.

A file photo of Kashmir police. AP image

A file photo of Kashmir police. AP image

The crowded market was deserted immediately after the firing as security forces cordoned off the area for searches.

No guerrilla group has owned responsibility for the attack.

A high alert has already been sounded in the city as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi are arriving on a two-day visit to the state June 25.

Security forces Friday carried out a search operation in Lal Chowk area for the first time in many months in view of the high profile visit.

IANS

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