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Two foreign and a local terrorist involved in attack on police bus: IGP Kashmir

A senior police officer on Tuesday said two foreign and a local terrorist were involved in the attack on a police bus in the outskirts of Srinagar at Zewan that left two policemen dead and 12 others injured.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar said 25 policemen were in the bus at the time of the attack which was carried by a Jaish-e-Mohammad offshoot.

“Two foreigners and a local terrorist carried out Zewan attack. ..One terrorist got injured and his blood trail suggests that the group fled to Pampore and then to the Tral area and we are tracking them and very soon they will be neutralized,” Kumar told reporters on the sidelines of a wreath laying ceremony for the slain cops in Srinagar. We have other leads as well and will track down the group”, he added

The attack on a police bus was the first major attack on security forces in the Kashmir since the Lethpora Pulwama car bombing in February 2019 that martyred 40 CRPF personnel.

The IGP said the policemen foiled the weapon snatching attempt at Zewan by retaliating to the firing.

“The aim was to carryout weapon snatching but our jawans effectively retaliated and foiled their attempt,” he said while terming the attack a planned one.

The senior police officer said preventive measures would be taken to prevent such attacks n the future.


Cop escapes unhurt in militant attack

A policeman escaped unhurt in a militant attack in the Batmaloo area of Srinagar on Friday, reports said.

Sources reported that militants fired upon a police constable at about 3:15 pm in the SD Colony area.

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However, the policeman escaped unhurt. Soon after the attack, the officer said that the entire area was cordoned off and searches launched.

He said that a case has been registered and further investigations have been launched.

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Two brothers drown while extracting sand in Jhelum

Two brothers drowned while extracting stand in Jhelum river in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, reports said.

They said that brothers – Nissar Ahmad Malla and Hilal Ahmad Malla – drowned early today morning in the river while extracting sand near Jetty at Khwaja Bagh.

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The family of the duo has been called and efforts are on to retrieve their bodies, said an official.

The brothers hailed from Littarpira village of Bandipora district, he added.

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J&K: Massive CASO launched in two villages

Joint Forces launched a massive Cordon And Search Operation(CASO) in two villages of the Kulgam district in south Kashmir.

An official said that the operation on Friday was launched jointly by forces including RR of Indian Army, Jammu Kashmir Police, and CRPF following inputs about the movement of militants in the Kakran Pombay and Katrasoo areas of Kulgam.

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He said that the operation was launched following inputs about the presence of militants in these areas.

The search operations in both areas were going on when this report was being filed.

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