Security forces have been on high alert in Kashmir to derail any attempts by terrorists to interrupt the Independence Day celebrations.
As per the statement of police, two Jammu and Kashmir policemen were killed and another was injured after a police party came under attack from terrorists on the outskirts of Srinagar this morning.
The police party was on routine security duty at Nowgam Bypass area of the city when it came under heavy firing. After attacking, terrorists managed to run off.
This was the second time that the police team has faced an attack in the past three days. One army soldier was injured after a Quick Reaction Team (QRT) of the army was attacked at Hygam along Srinagar- Baramulla highway on Wednesday.
Today’s attack has come ahead of Independence Day when security is on an all-time high alert in Kashmir.
As per the statement recorded, three police personnel were injured in the attack and were taken to the hospital for treatment. Two of them died during treatment, police said.
“Terrorists fired indiscriminately upon a police party near Nowgam Bypass. three police personnel injured. They were shifted to hospital for treatment where two among them attained martyrdom. The area is closed off. Further details shall follow,” Kashmir Zone Police tweeted, giving updates on the incident.