Terrorists open fire in Srinagar hospital, 1 cop dead

Casey Dawson
February 6, 2018

According to a senior police official, LeT terrorist Naveed Jat alias Abu Hunzullah managed to escape when the waiting terrorists fired at the police party outside SMHS hospital. The weird incident took place while the terrorist was being taken to Shri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital for medical tests in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.

Initial reports suggest the terrorist belonged to the Lashkar-e-Taiba and was arrested in south Kashmir. Searches are going in the area and launched a manhunt for the detente and gunmen, the sources said.

Two policemen were killed after a militant staged an attack outside a hospital in Srinagar to free a Pakistani militant from police custody.

Emergency services are functioning inside the hospital and the police said that while they are focusing on capturing the prisoner, they are also trying to ensure that patients at the hospital are not disturbed. "Naveed himself snatched the weapon of one of the policeman and opened fire".

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Vehicles moving in the city are being searched to trace the escaped LeT militant who was arrested past year in south Kashmir's Shopian district.

The hospital, named after Shri Maharaja Hari Singh, the last ruler of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, is strategically located on the banks of a tributary of the river Jehlum, with uptown Karan Nagar on one side and Nawab Bazaar in downtown Srinagar on the other. "Some suspected militants opened fire upon the police guarding Hanzullah, source said". The prisoner's name is Naveed. Police said a group of at least two militants were waiting for him and as soon as he came out of the vehicle, they were fired upon.

Naveed was arrested a few months ago from Shopian district by the Army and police. One policeman was also killed in the gunfight between the militants and the security forces.

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