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Video and pics: Militants strike in Srinagar day before August 15

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Photo: KM/Umar Ganie


Srinagar: In a deadly attack by militants in Srinagar a day before August 15, two policemen were killed and another critically injured.

The attackers according to police chief Vijay Kumar, belong to Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit and have been identified.

 
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The slain cops have been identified as Ishfaq Ayoub and Fayaz Ahmed, while the injured one has been identified as Muhammad Ashraf.

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Video and pics: Militants strike in Srinagar day before August 15

Talking to reporters at the site of the incident, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said that Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit carried the attack. “The militants have been identified and they will be neutralized soon,” said the Kashmir police chief, according to local news agency KNO.

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Kashmir police also tweeted that two police injured in the attack succumbed on way to hospital.

The attack comes a day before I-Day andwhen the entire Kashmir is on a high alert especially Srinagar district. 

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Two days ago a soldier and a militant were killed and another soldier wounded in a gunfight in south Kashmir on Wednesday.

On the same day, a soldier was wounded when militants fired at an Army vehicle on the Srinagar-Baramulla highway in north Kashmir.

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