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Eight police personnel injured in Srinagar attack

02 September 2017

Police said militants ambushed a vehicle of the state armed police near Pantha Chowk, close to Army's 15-Corps headquarters, on the city's outskirts at around 7.45 pm, and opened indiscriminate fire. However, the militants managed to escape from the spot taking advantage of the darkness, reports added.

"One policeman succumbed", a police spokesperson said. They were identified as head constables Abdul Hamid, Shabir Ahmad and constable Mehraj-ud-Din. Security forces have cordoned off the area and are involved in a gunfight with terrorists. Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Muhammad claimed the responsibility for the attack.

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The atatck comes days after eight security personnel, including four CRPF men, were killed when militants carried out a suicide attack on a district police complex in south Kashmir's Pulwama.

He said ASI Kamaljit Singh sustained bullet injuries in Pakistani troops firing while guarding a forward post in the sector. He hailed from a village in Punjab's Bhatinda.

Eight police personnel injured in Srinagar attack