Militants attack police party in Khanyar, Cop, civilian injured

Srinagar, Aug 03: A Policeman and a civilian was injured after suspected militants on tuesday attacked a police party near Sheeraz Khanyar area of Central Kashmir’s Srinagar district.

A senior Police officer said that a cop and a civilian were injured after the police party came under firing from militants in Khanyar.

Official sources said that the cops has received bullet wound in stomach, both have been shifted to nearby hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile whole area has been cordoned off to nab the attackers.

Later, a police spokesman said that at around 1815 hours, militants fired upon a police party near Sheeraz Chowk Khanyar, injuring a policeman and a civilian who were immediately shifted to hospital for the treatment.

The injured police personnel has been identified as constable Abdul Waheed, posted at Police Station Khanyar, while as injured civilian is Ishtiyaq Ahmad Bazaz son of Ghulam Mohammad Bazaz of Nowshera Srinagar. “The condition of both the injured is stated to be stable,” the spokesman said in a statement

He said police have registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law.

“Investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the circumstances which lead to this incident,” he said, adding, “Area has been cordoned off and search in the area is going on.” gns

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