Guwahati: Two Jammu and Kashmir policemen were killed and another was injured after a police contingent came under attack from terrorists on the outskirts of Srinagar this morning.
The police party was on routine security check at Nowgam Bypass area of the city when it came under heavy firing from suspected terrorists, who managed to flee from the site.
This is the second attack on security forces in the last three days. One army soldier was injured after a Quick Reaction Team (QRT) of 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.
The police released a statement that said that three police personnel were injured in the attack and were shifted to hospital for treatment. Two of them died during treatment, police said.
"Terrorists fired indiscriminately upon police party near Nowgam Bypass. 3 police personnel injured. They were shifted to hospital for treatment where two among them attained martyrdom. Area cordoned off. Further details shall follow," Kashmir Zone police tweeted.
Security forces and police have increased patrolling and troops have been deployed across the city in the wake of the attack.
It needs mention here that the main Independence Day function will be held at Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium in Srinagar. Officials informed that random search of vehicles is being carried out at the venue.
Similar precautionary measures with respect to security arrangements have been made in other districts of the valley as well, the officials said.Also Read: COVID-19 positive Diphu school principal passes away in Guwahati