Two Jammu and Kashmir policemen have died after their convoy got here below assault from terrorists on the outskirts of Srinagar this morning, the police mentioned. The police workforce got here below assault in Nowgam, they added.
Three police personnel have been injured within the assault and have been shifted to hospital for therapy. Two of them died throughout therapy, police mentioned.
“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 replace on the incident.
#Terrorists fired #indiscriminately upon police social gathering close to #Nowgam Bypass. 03 police personnel injured. They have been shifted to hospital for therapy the place 02 amongst them attained #martyrdom. Area cordoned off. Further particulars shall comply with. @JmuKmrPolice
– Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) August 14, 2020
The assault got here a day forward of Independence Day.
Security forces have been on excessive alert in Kashmir to thwart any makes an attempt by terrorists to disrupt the celebrations.
Officials mentioned that random search of autos are being carried out close to Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium, the venue of the primary operate.
Similar precautionary measures with respect to safety preparations have been made in different districts of the valley, the officers mentioned.
With inputs from PTI