Militants shot dead two policemen, injured another constable, and looted their rifles in a pre-dawn attack at Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama court complex on Tuesday.
A police spokesman identified the two deceased constables of J-K Police as Ghulam Rasool and Ghulam Hassan who were manning a police picket in Pulwama’s court complex.
The two injured cops succumbed to injuries after being taken to hospital, while another injured policeman, Manzoor Ahmad, is being treated at the hospital.
The area has been cordoned off and a search operation launched.
In another incident in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, ten CRPF personnel were injured when militants hurled a grenade.
Police said militants hurled a grenade at a CRPF party at Janglat Mandi in Anantnag. The ten injured CRPF injured personal were shifted to hospital for treatment and their condition is stated to be stable.
Expressing concern over the rising incidents of terror attacks during the unilateral ceasefire announced by the Centre during the holy month of Ramzan, National Conference vice-president and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah hit out at the militants.
Omar tweeted: “With the militant organisations doing their best to make sure the ceasefire is a failure they will only have themselves to blame if the security forces come back at them even harder when the ceasefire ends.”
With the militant organisations doing their best to make sure the ceasefire is a failure they will only have themselves to blame if the security forces come back at them even harder when the ceasefire ends. https://t.co/3QhgN8sO4v
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) June 12, 2018
Rising incidents of attacks on security forces with grenades during the Centre’s unilateral ceasefire during Ramzan is causing concern ahead of the Amarnath pilgrimage starting soon.
The Ramzan has not witnessed any decline in terror attacks. The security forces have exercised restraint and generally avoided retaliating to these attacks.
Five security personnel lost their life and about 50 policemen and civilians were injured in terror attacks during the Ramzan.
The BJP government at the Centre has come under criticism for announcing unilateral ceasefire at a time when the security forces had achieved dominance during the year long “Operation Allout” during which more than 200 militants were killed in Kashmir.
Many believe the ceasefire has provided opportunity to terrorists to regroup and rearm, particularly in the strategic south Kashmir that will be the hub of two months long Amarnath pilgrimage beginning on 28 June.