Jaish-e-Mohammad Carried Out Nowgam Attack: IGP Kashmir


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Srinagar- Inspector General of Police Kashmir, Vijay Kumar Friday said the militant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) carried out attack at police personnel in Nowgam area on the outskirts of the Srinagar city.

“They fired indiscriminately and two of our jawans were killed… We have identified them, they belong to JeM group. We will neutralise them soon,” Kumar told reporters near the site of the attack.

Asked whether there were any inputs about a possible militant attack on the eve of the I-Day, the IGP said the police get such inputs every year.

“We have such inputs every year before August 15 and January 26. We had inputs that they will try (an attack) in some area. The boys were alert and prepared, but they (the militants) came from the rear side and fired on them.

“We have cordoned off the area and the searches are on. This is a narrow lane and there was civilian movement and if our boys would have retaliated, there would have been loss of civilian, so they exercised restraint,” Kumar said. (With PTI Inputs)


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