J&K Terror Attack: Security forces have been on high alert in Kashmir to thwart any attempts by terrorists to disrupt the Independence Day celebrations.
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 said.
The police party was on routine security duty at Nowgam Bypass area of the city when it came under heavy firing. After the attack, terrorists managed to escape.
This is second attack on security forces in last three days. On Wednesday one army soldier was injured after a Quick Reaction Team (QRT) of army was attacked at Hygam along Srinagar- Baramulla highway.
Today’s attack has come ahead of Independence Day when security is on all time high alert in Kashmir.
In a statement the police said 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, giving update on the incident.
Security forces and police have intensified patrolling and troops have been deployed across the city.
The main Independence Day function will be held at Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium in Srinagar.
Officials said that random search of vehicles are being carried out near Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium, the venue of the main function.
Similar precautionary measures with respect to security arrangements have been made in other districts of the valley, the officials said.