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Terrorists target police bus near Srinagar; 2 personnel killed, 12 injured

The area, meanwhile, has been cordoned off and a search operation has been launched.

Terrorists target police bus near Srinagar over a dozen policemen injured
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Pantha Chowk, First Published Dec 13, 2021, 6:57 PM IST
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Terrorists on Monday targetted a bus carrying Jammu and Kashmir police personnel at Zewan in the Pantha Chowk area of Srinagar. Kashmir Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar confirmed that two police personnel have been killed in the attack. The deceased have been identified as an Assistant Sub-Inspector and a Selection Grade Constable.

Kashmir Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar confirmed that two personnel had lost their lives in the terror attack. The deceased has have been identified as ASI Ghulam Hassan and SGCT Safique Ali. While expressing his condolences to the families of the security personnel who lost their lives, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought details from officials about the terror attack. No terrorist outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the firing of the police inspector and a Selection Grade Constable.

According to Kashmir Zone Police, the bus carrying 14 police personnel was riddled with bullets. According to information coming in, the injured personnel have been evacuated to a nearby hospital. The condition of at least one more personnel is stated to be critical. The area, meanwhile, has been cordoned off and a search operation has been launched.

The attack comes on the day the nation is commemorating the 20th anniversary of the terror attack on Parliament.

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