Two policemen killed in Srinagar shootout
The increasing participation of the local police in anti-militancy operations is seen as the main reason for the terrorist's focused attacks on the police.Updated: Oct 17, 2006 17:47 IST
Two policemen were killed in separate hit and run terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.
A policeman was killed at the Hazratbal market, 12 km from the city centre Lal Chowk.
Police said terrorists carried out the second hit and run attack when constable Muhammad Dilawar was shot at and killed near the State Bank of India branch at the market.
"The constable died immediately after the shootout as he received fatal bullet injuries from point blank range," said a senior police officer in Srinagar.
The attack occurred in the Hazratbal area where the holiest Muslim shrine of the valley that houses the holy relic of the prophet is situated.
Earlier on Tuesday, terrorists killed the driver of an inspector general of police in the Batmaloo locality of the city.
Seven persons including four civilians and three paramilitary border security force troopers were injured in a grenade explosion carried out by the terrorists in the north Kashmir Baramulla's main hospital.
Terrorists have lately stepped up attacks against the police.
The increasing participation of the local police in anti-militancy operations is seen as the main reason for the terrorist's focused attacks on the police.
First Published: Oct 17, 2006 17:25 IST