Indiscriminate firing by unidentified assailants in Srinagar, killing two policemen


Srinagar: Unknown gunmen attacked the Zadibal police station on Monday in Srinagar. According to initial reports, two policemen were killed in the attack and two were injured in the firing. The injured have been rushed to the hospital immediately.

Assistant Police Inspector Nazeer Ahmed and Constable Bashir Ahmed were killed in the attack.

The unidentified gunmen shot the two cops from close range at the Mill Stop in Zadibal area that connects the city to the Hazratbal Shrine and a hospital in Soura, a police official said.

The area has been cordoned off and security forces are on the spot. This is first such major strike in the city in nearly three years. The last such attack took place on June 22, 2013 when two policemen were shot dead at Hari Singh High Street.