Policeman killed, seven injured in Srinagar militant attack

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Srinagar, Sep 1 (IANS) A policeman was killed and seven others injured as militants attacked a police vehicle in the city’s outskirts on Friday, police said.

Militants ambushed a vehicle of the state armed police in Zewan area of the city’s outskirts, and opened indiscriminate fire.

“Eight policemen were injured, one of whom has expired, when militants attacked a vehicle of the state armed police in Zewan area around 7.45 p.m.,” police said, adding that the area has been cordoned off and searches started to trace the militants.

Security forces had been put on high alert after intelligence inputs indicated that two groups of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) terror outfit were planning an a ttack around the holy Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Azha which falls on Saturday.

–IANS

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