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Two cops martyred as terrorists attack police party in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nowgam

At least two police personnel were killed and one injured after unidentified terrorists attacked a police party and fired indiscriminately in Nowgam in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday (August 14). The attack comes a day ahead of Independence Day.

Security forces immediately cordoned off the area after the incident and launched a search operation to nab the terrorists. Vijay Kumar, Inspector General Police, Kashmir held terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad as responsible for the attack on the police party in Naugam.

“Two terrorists came and started firing on police personnel in which two cops were killed and one suffered injuries. We have cordoned off the whole area. Prima facie, it seems there is a hand of Jaish-e-Mohammad. We are identifying it,” Kumar was quoted by ANI.

“We received many inputs. We got an input that terrorists can strike in any area. Our police were on alert. One of the terrorists was hiding behind and started firing. We have identified him. He is from the JeM group. We will neutralise him soon. There was people’s movement in the area. That’s why police personnel could not fire as it would have resulted in civilian casualties,” he said.

Earlier on August 13, security forces busted hideouts of terrorists in Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district during a raid conducted by Jammu and Kashmir Police along with Army’s 50 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and 130 Battalion of CRPF.

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