Jammu and Kashmir: Two cops killed after militants open fire in Baghat area of Srinagar

The militants shot the two policemen from close range, an official said, adding they were taken to a hospital where both of them succumbed

Press Trust of India February 19, 2021 15:18:50 IST
Jammu and Kashmir: Two cops killed after militants open fire in Baghat area of Srinagar

Representational image. PTI

Srinagar: Two policemen were killed by militants in the Baghat area on high security airport road in Srinagar on Friday, police said.

The militants shot the two policemen from close range, a police official said, adding they were taken to a hospital where both of them succumbed.

He identified the slain policemen as constables Sohail and Mohammad Yousuf. Security forces have launched an operation to track down the assailants, the official said.

This is the second attack in the city in the past three days. Militants shot at and injured son of a restaurant owner in high security Durganag area of the city on Wednesday.

The attacks in the city have come as a 24-member delegation of envoys from various countries visited Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday for assessing the ground situation in the union territory.

Updated Date:

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro at ₹499 for the first year. Use code PRO499. Limited period offer. *T&C apply

also read

JKBOSE Class 10: Annual regular exam results for Kashmir students likely to take few more days, says official notification
India

JKBOSE Class 10: Annual regular exam results for Kashmir students likely to take few more days, says official notification

The Jammu and Kashmir Board of Secondary Education (JKBOSE) also recently released Jammu (Winter Zone) results for Class 12 students

'PM never hides true self': Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad praises Narendra Modi
Politics

'PM never hides true self': Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad praises Narendra Modi

Azad's remarks come a day after he and other 'G-23' Congress leaders, pressing for a leadership change and organisational overhaul, at an event in Jammu said the party is 'weakening'

Terrorism and sedition charges framed against Kashmiri separatist Aasiya Andrabi, two others
India

Terrorism and sedition charges framed against Kashmiri separatist Aasiya Andrabi, two others

The case relates to waging war against India with support from Pakistan including terror entities. The judge had put Andrabi and her associates on trial for various offences punishable under IPC and the stringent UAPA on 20 Feb