2 killed, 12 injured in terrorist attack on Armed Police bus
Two policemen were killed and 12 others suffered injuries as terrorists carried out a deadly attack on a bus carrying Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police personnel on the outskirts of Srinagar on Monday — the 20th anniversary of the Parliament Attack — officials said.
The bus came under fire from terrorists in Zewan in Pantha Chowk area this evening, police officials said.
They said at least 14 policemen sustained injuries in the attack. The injured were evacuated to various hospitals where two of them died.
The deceased included an assistant sub-inspector of the armed police.
The area has been cordoned off and a search operation launched to track down the assailants, the officials said, adding that further details are awaited.
The Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group has claimed responsibility for the Kashmir terror attack earlier on Monday, reports ANI citing Kashmit IG Vijay Kumar.
“This evening a bus carrying our 25 personnel was attacked by 2-3-three terrorists. 14 injured, of which 2 martyred, 12 out of danger. 1 terrorist who was shot managed to flee. JeM's Kashmir Tigers has claimed responsibility. We are monitoring the situation,” he said.
On December 13 in 2001, terrorists attacked the Parliament complex and opened fire, killing nine people. All five terrorists were shot dead.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought details on the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar which led to the death of two policemen and injuries to 12 of their colleagues, his office tweeted on Monday.
“PM @narendramodi has sought details on the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir. He has also expressed condolences to the families of those security personnel who have been martyred in the attack,” the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) shared on Twitter.
PM @narendramodi has sought details on the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir. He has also expressed condolences to the families of those security personnel who have been martyred in the attack.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) December 13, 2021
J&K Lt Gov Manoj Sinha condemned the attack and said that they were committed to ensure that perpetrators were punished.
“Directed the concerned authorities to provide best possible treatment to the injured. I pray for their speedy recovery. Our police and security forces are determined to neutralize the evil forces of terrorism," Sinha said.