Srinagar: Two policemen were killed and another injured on Friday in an audacious attack by freedom fighters in Nowgam area on the city outskirts on the eve of I-day, police said.
Early Friday morning, unidentified freedom fighters appeared in Nowgam area of the city outskirts and opened fire upon a group of policemen who were deployed in the area as part of the August-15 security bandobast, a police official said. In the surprise freedom fighter attack, three policemen were injured.
The injured cops were shifted to a hospital where two of them succumbed and the third was undergoing treatment, the official said.
The official identified the slain duo as Ishfaq Ayoub and Fayaz Ahmad, both from IRP’s 20 batallion. While Ayoub had bullet wounds on right side of chest and leg, Fayaz had injuries on right thigh, he said.
The injured cop has been identified as Mohammad Ashraf and has bullet injuries on right hand.
Soon after the attack, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar and SSP Srinagar Haseeb Mughal rushed to the spot to take first-hand account of the situation.