Arrested Lashkar terrorist opens fire at police in Srinagar hospital, two cops killed

The terrorist escaped after killing one and injuring another policeman in the attack.

Arrested Lashkar terrorist opens fire at police in Srinagar hospital, two cops killed
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SRINAGAR: Arrested Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist Abu Hanzulla alias Naveed Jatt on Tuesday opened fire at policemen at a hospital in Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. Two policemen who were injured in the attack have succumbed to their injuries.

The incident took place when he was being escorted by police officers for check up at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital in Srinagar. He was among six detainees who had been brought to the hospital from Central Jail.

"Out of them, one snatched weapons from police and fired at the protection party. Two policemen have been injured and one is critical. The prisoner's name is Naveed. He is probably an outsider," SSP Srinagar Imtiaz Ismail Parray said.

Naveed was arrested in 2015 after he and one of his accomplices attacked a BSF convoy near Narsoo Nallah in Udhampur. He was kept in the Central Jail in Srinagar. He reportedly belonged to Waseem group of LeT.

The area has been cordoned off and search is on to trace the attackers. Emergency, OPD and other services at the hospital have resumed.

 

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