Srinagar hospital firing: Two cops injured in firing, Pakistani terrorist escapes

Mohammad Neveed Jatt

Mohammad Neveed Jatt

The slain policemen has been identified as constable Mushtaq Ahmad and Babar Ahmad who died at the hospital after receiving grevious wounds.

Immediately after the incident, a red alert was sounded in Srinagar and the area was cordoned off to nab him Naveed and the other assailants, police said. Abu Hanzulla, who belongs to Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba teror group, was arrested in August 2015 after he and one of his aide attacked a BSF convoy in Udhampur. "The hospital was taken over by uniformed personnel who were checking identity cards of people", he said. Police officials said the militants were possibly waiting inside the hospital when the inmates were being brought for the medical check-up.

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Police report that Naved still has the weapon he took from the police.

Two policemen suffered injuries in the attack and in the melee the suspected militants escaped along with Naveed and fled from the spot. All the exit and entry points towards the hospital have been sealed.

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Naveed was arrested in 2014 for killing a policeman near a court in southern Pulwama district. "Out of them, one snatched weapons from the police and fired at the protection party". One of the injured succumbed. He is believed to be an accomplice of top Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Abu Dujjana who was killed in Pulwama past year in an encounter with security forces. Police said a group of at least two militants were waiting for him and as soon as he came out of the vehicle, they were fired upon. He started operating in South Kashmir since 2013.

It has also been stated that Abu Hanzulla had a major role in the recent attack on Border Security Force (BSF) convey in Udhampur.

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