Today, the Kashmir Zone police confirmed that two policemen were killed on Friday in a terrorist attack in the Baghat area that too on a high-security airport road. After the attack, the area was isolated and a hunt is underway on the attackers as police found CCTV footage of the terrorists.
Previously in the day, in Srinagar’s Barzulla area terrorists attacked a police party and left two polices severely injured, said the police. Both Ct Suhail Ahmad of Logripora Aishmuqam and SgCT Mohammad Yousuf of Zurhama Kupwara was then shifted to a hospital where they died due to their injuries.
The Kashmir Zone Police tweeted, “We pay our rich tributes to the martyrs and stand by their families at this crucial juncture.”
Condemning the attack, PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti offered her condolences to the deprived families. After the police confirmed the attack’s casualties, she tweeted, “This cycle of violence serves no cause and begets only misery. Condemn the killing of two policemen in the Baghat attack. My heart goes out to their families & loved ones. This cycle of violence serves no cause & begets only misery.”
One day before, on Wednesday, the son of a restaurant owner was shot in the Durganag area which makes today’s attack the second in the past three days. On the heels of the visitation of the 24-member delegation of envoys from several countries to J&K, the attacks come close.