A Police spokesperson said, “At about 8 pm, terrorists fired upon JKP Constable Tausif Ahmad near his residence at SD Colony, Batamaloo. Senior police officers reached the terror crime spot. Preliminary investigation has revealed that terrorists fired upon one police personnel Tawseef Ahmad Wani of S.D Colony Batamaloo. He sustained grievous bullet injuries and was shifted to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.” He added, “A case has been registered against the suspects and investigation is in progress.”
The area was shutS off, and a hunt was also launched to nab attackers, said an official.
This attack has triggered a reaction from the National Conference / NC. They tweeted, “Unequivocally condemn the cowardly & dastardly attack on a 29-year-old policeman in Batmaloo, Srinagar in which he lost his life. No words of condemnation would be enough! May Allah grant him a place in Jannat. Our hearts go out to his family and friends at this time of grief.”
In Kulgam district, terrorists threw a grenade at the security forces. No loss of life or injury has been reported so far in the incident. An official said that at 6:25 pm, terrorists hurled a grenade upon 18 Bn CRPF party in Kulgam which then exploded on the roadside.