Jaish Behind Attack On Police Personnel In Nowgam: IGP Kashmir

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SRINAGAR: Vijay Kumar, Inspector General Police, Kashmir on Friday said that Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) is responsible for carrying out the attack on a police party in Nowgam in which two cops were killed.

IGP Kashmir inspecting site of an attack in Nowgam in which two policemen were killed and another injured on Friday August 14,2020. Kl Image by Bilal Bahadur

“Two militants came and started firing on police personnel in which two cops were killed and one suffered injuries. We have cordoned off the whole area. Prima facie, it seems there is a hand of Jaish-e-Mohammad. We are identifying it,” Kumar told reporters here.

“We received many inputs. We got an input that terrorists can strike in any area. Our police were on alert. One of the militants was hiding behind and started firing. We have identified him. He is from the JeM group. We will neutralise him soon. There was people’s movement in the area. That’s why police personnel could not fire as it would have resulted in civilian casualties,” he said.

Two police personnel were killed and one other suffered injuries in the attack near Nowgam bypass on Friday ahead of August 15.

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