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

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.

KM/Umar Ganie

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

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.

KM/Umar Ganie

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. 

KM/Umar Ganie

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.

KM/Umar Ganie