New Delhi: At least two policemen were killed and 12 injured on Monday as terrorists ambushed a police party in Jammu and Kashmir’s capital Srinagar. The deadly attack on police comes three days after militants carried out a strike in Bandipora, killing two personnel. Earlier in the day, two unidentified militants were killed in an encounter with security forces on the outskirts of the city, police said. The encounter took place in Rangreth area, they said.
A few months ago, the Valley witnessed a spate of targeted civilian killings. Here’s a look at some of the recent attacks on policemen in the state.
December 10, 2021: Militants carried out a deadly strike on police party in Bandipora district of North Kashmir, leading to the death of two policemen. Two police personnel — SgCT Mohd Sultan and Ct Fayaz Ahmad — succumbed to injuries after terrorists fired upon at a police party in Gulshan Chowk area of Bandipora Area.
November 10, 2021: A policeman and a civilian were injured in a grenade attack in Eidgah area of Srinagar. The civilian has been identified as a local, Aijaz Ahmad Bhat, while the policeman has been identified as Sajad Ahmad Bhat. The civilian has received injury in left side of his face and arm while the policeman has received the wounds in left foot.
November 7, 2021: A policeman was shot dead by terrorists in the Batamaloo area of the city, officials said. The cop, identified as constable Tausif Ahmad, was critically injured and taken to the SMHS hospital where doctors declared him brought dead, they said.
October 26, 2021: In an attack aimed at the security establishment, a few civilians were injured North Kashmir’s Bandipora. The terrorists lobbed a grenade in the Sumbal bridge area of Bandipora. The militants perhaps tried to target the security establishment, but injured the civilians instead.
October 9, 2021: Two police personnel were injured after suspected militants fired upon a police party in Manzgam area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
June 23, 2021: A Jammu and Kashmir police officer was killed in a suspected militant attack on the outskirts of Srinagar. The officer, Inspector Parvaiz Ahmad Dar, worked with the criminal investigation department (CID) wing of the police. He was shot near his house in Nowgam when he was returning home after offering evening prayers.
June 17, 2021: A cop was killed in a suspected militant attack in old city Srinagar. Javaid Ahmad was shot dead by suspected militants near his home at Saidapora in Srinagar.
June 12, 2021: Two policemen and two civilians were killed and at least three others injured when militants opened fire targeting security forces in Sopore. The attack had happened on a Sopore police station team which was on Covid-19 duty.