‘Kashmir Tigers’ Carried Out Zewan Attack, Says IGP

SRINAGAR: Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar said that the credible sources revealed that the attack was carried by Kashmir Tigers, an offshoot of JeM.

In a statement, the police spokesman said that today at about 1800hrs, militants fired indiscriminately upon a police vehicle near Zewan Pantha Chowk area of Srinagar.

The spokesman said that the senior police officers along with reinforcement reached at the crime spot.

“Preliminary investigation has revealed that three militants had fired indiscriminately upon a police vehicle carrying police personnel of 9th Battalion near Zewan Pantha Chowk area of Srinagar,” said the spokesman.

“The said police party were coming back to their campus after finishing their duties,” he said, adding that although the fire was retaliated however taking advantage of darkness the militants managed to escape from the spot.

“In this incident 14 police personnel were injured and were shifted to hospital for treatment,” he said.

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“Among the injured personnel, ASI Ghulam Hassan and SgCT Safique Ali succumbed to their injuries and attained martyrdom, whereas the condition of other injured personnel is stated to be stable,” he added.

“IGP Kashmir on behalf of Police Parivaar has paid rich tributes to these martyrs, who laid down their lives in the line of duty. He further said that the credible sources revealed that the attack was carried by Kashmir Tigers, an offshoot of JeM,” said the spokesman, adding that in the retaliatory firing, one of the militants got injured and the group involved in this gruesome militant attack will be soon brought to justice.

“Police has registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law and officers continue to work to establish the circumstances which lead to this crime. Area has been cordoned off and search in the area is going on,” said police spokesman in a statement.

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