Even after 28 months post abrogation of Article 370 , as envisaged by BJP Union Home Minister Amit Shah the situation inside Kashmir has not improved and Kashmir based Terrorists resorted to heavy firing on the bus in the highly secure area that houses several camps of various security forces. The incident took place in the Zewan area.
One of the fallen policemen is an assistant sub-inspector and another a section grade constable. The injured have been shifted to the hospital where the condition of some is said to be critical.
Two Jammu and Kashmir armed police personnel have died, and 12 have been injured after two terrorists attacked a police bus near a police camp at Zewan on the outskirts of Srinagar police said.
The area has been cordoned off and a search operation launched to track down the assailants.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed condolences to the families of those who were killed in the attack and has sought details.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti have also offered condolences to the bereaved families.
While Mr Abdullah “unequivocally condemned” the attack, Ms Mufti attacked the Centre for a “false narrative of normalcy” in Kashmir. “GOIs false narrative of normalcy in Kashmir stands exposed yet there has been no course correction,” her tweet said.
This attack comes days after two policemen were killed after terrorists opened fire at a police team in Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
Two policemen were critically injured and were shifted to a hospital where the doctors declared them dead on arrival. The incident took place in Bandipora’s Gulshan Chowk on December 10.
Earlier Global news agency guardian reported Tensions in the Indian state of kashmir remain on a knife edge after a shootout by the Indian authorities this week left four people dead, with families alleging the gunfight was staged and that police used innocent civilians as a “human shield”.
Police initially described the incident, which took place on Monday when officers raided a shopping complex, as a counter-insurgency operation in which two militants and their associates had been killed in a shootout.
But Kashmir families of three of the men, however, have accused Indian security forces of cold-blooded murder and the case has sent ripples of outrage across Kashmir, a region scarred by familiar allegations of extrajudicial killings.
India’s top regional official has called an inquiry into the deaths and the region imposed a shutdown strike in protest on Friday.