Srinagar, February 19
A terrorist gunned down two unarmed policemen in broad daylight in an upmarket Srinagar area on Friday. The incident was witnessed by several people and captured on CCTV cameras.
The two policemen were on duty at Baghat on the high-security airport road when they were attacked. The terrorist, identified as Saqib, can be seen pulling out an assault rifle hidden inside his “pheran” and pumping bullets at them from a close range. The attacker fled from the spot as people scatter around.
“We have identified the terrorist and we will soon arrest him,” Director General of J&K Police Dilbagh Singh said.
The two policemen were rushed to SMHS hospital. Constable Suhail succumbed first, while his colleague, Constable Mohammed Yusuf, lost the battle of life as he was being wheeled into the operation theatre, the police said.
Immediately after the incident, police teams rushed to the area and took into their possession recordings from CCTVs installed by shops and houses. This led them to identify the terrorist as Saqib from Barzulla area in the city. His affiliations were not immediately known. — PTI
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