Two police personnel were killed and one other suffered injuries in the attack by terrorists near Nowgam bypass ahead of the Independence Day, reported news agency ANI.
The incident took place after terrorists started firing indiscriminately upon the police party on the outskirts of Srinagar city.
“Terrorists fired indiscriminately upon police party near Nowgam Bypass. 03 police personnel injured. They were shifted to hospital for treatment where 02 among them attained martyrdom. Area cordoned off. Further details shall follow,” Kashmir Zone Police tweeted.
IG Kashmir, Vijay Kumar in a report by CNN_IBN , said that Jaish-e-Muhammad was responsible for the attack on the police party. Additional forces have been deployed and an operation was underway to nab the attackers.
The injured policemen had been rushed to the PCR Hospital in Srinagar, where they were declared dead. The deceased have been identified as Ishfaq Ayoub of 715 IRP 20 Battalion and Fayaz Ahmed of 307 IRP 20 Battalion.
The other injured police personnel, Selection Grade Constable Muhammad Ashraf, has sustained bullet injuries in his right hand.
Earlier on Thursday, security forces busted three hideouts of terrorists in Awantipora in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district during a raid conducted by Jammu and Kashmir Police along with Army’s 50 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and 130 Battalion of CRPF.