Srinagar: Police bus attacked by militants leaves three dead and 11 others injured

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Officials claimed that the vehicle contained police officers returning to their day of duty.

Police officials claimed that militants in Indian-administered Kashmir attacked a bus carrying security personnel, resulting in the deaths of three officers and injuries to 11 others.

According to them, three militants shot at the bus in front of a Srinagar police station Monday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed condolences to the victims and requested more information.

An area cordoned off has been established and an operation to search for the missing persons is ongoing.

Officials claim that the attackers attacked the police as they returned to campus from work after a long day. Security forces responded by claiming the terrorists fled under the cover of darkness.

According to an official statement, two of the officers – constable Safique Al and assistant sub-inspector Ghulam Hashedan – were killed on Monday night. Constable Rameez Ahmed Baba died on Tuesday from injuries.

Vijay Kumar, the inspector general for Kashmir said that credible sources had revealed that an attack by Kashmir Tigers (JeM), was conducted.

India, the United Nations and the UK have all designated JeM as a terrorist organization. It claimed the responsibility of a suicide attack in Kashmir that left at least 46 people dead on February 14. This was the most brutal attack on Indian troops in this region.

Both India and Pakistan claim Kashmir in its entirety, with parts being ruled by their nuclear-armed neighbors. Pakistan denies that India supported separatist militants inside the valley.

Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mofti were former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir. They tweeted their condolences.

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Ms Mufti stated that the attack exposed the false narrative of Kashmiri normalcy, which was being promoted by PM Modi’s government.

Since the 1980s, Indian-administered Kashmir witnessed an insurgency against Delhi. Relations have been difficult amid allegations of excessive security force actions. They reached an all-time low when Modi’s government removed the special autonomy of the region.



Source: BBC.com

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