Two policemen shot dead in Srinagar

This is first such major strike in Srinagar in nearly three years. Security forces have been put on an alert to look out for the assailants.

PTI May 23, 2016 12:17:28 IST
Two policemen shot dead in Srinagar

Srinagar: Militants today shot dead two policemen, including an officer, in Zadibal area in Srinagar, the first such attack in the city in nearly three years.

The ultras shot at the two cops from close range at Mill Stop in Zadibal area which connects the city to the Hazratbal Shrine and super speciality SKIMS Hospital at Soura, a police official said.

Two policemen shot dead in Srinagar

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The two cops died on the spot, he said, adding the deceased have been identified as Assistant Sub Inspector Ghulam Mohammad and Head Constable Nazir Ahmad.

The slain cops were posted at Zadibal Police Station.

Police and other security forces have been put on an alert to look out for the assailants, who managed to flee the
spot.

This is first such major strike in the city in nearly three years.

The last such attack took place on 22 June, 2013 when two policemen were shot dead at Hari Singh High Street.

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