Kashmir terror attack: Cop succumbs to injuries, toll reaches 3

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Kashmir terror attack: Cop succumbs to injuries, toll reaches 3

Srinagar, December 14, 2021

The death toll in the terror attack in Pantha Chowk, on the outskirts of Srinagar city in Jammu & Kashmir, reached three on Tuesday as another injured policeman succumbed to his injuries, police said.

Constable Rameez Ahmad, who was among the 12 policemen injured in Monday's terror attack, succumbed to critical injuries in the hospital during the night, police said.

Earlier, a sub-inspector and a selection grade constable had died in the attack.

The 11 injured policemen are being treated in two hospitals in Srinagar city.

Vijay Kumar, IGP (Kashmir) said two or three terrorists carried out the attack in which a bus belonging to the 9th battalion of the armed police was targeted.

A lesser known terror outfit, Kashmir Tigers. has claimed responsibility for the attack. Intelligence agencies believe that this is a terror cell of the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) outfit.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought a report on the attack and conveyed condolences to the bereaved families.

In a tweet, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said, "PM Narendra Modi 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".

Dilbag Singh, DGP has said those responsible for the cowardly attack will soon be brought to justice.

IANS

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