Srinagar-Jammu national highway was open for two-way traffic on Sunday while Srinagar-Leh and the Mughal Road remained snowbound and closed.
A Jammu and Kashmir police inspector was on Sunday shot at by suspected terrorists in Srinagar’s Eidgah area when he was playing cricket with a bunch of local boys.
The policeman has been identified as Masroor Ahmad, officials said.
“Terrorists fired upon & injured Inspector Masroor Ahmad near Eidgah, Srinagar. He was immediately shifted to hospital for treatment. Preliminary #investigation reveals that a pistol was used in this #terror crime. Area cordoned off, case registered,” the police said in a post on X.
The attack comes within days of the army and J-K police eliminating five terrorists along the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
On Wednesday, a meeting of top officers of the security agencies was held at the headquarters of the army’s 15 Corps in Srinagar. The role of foreign terrorists and the fallout of Israel-Hamas war on Kashmir were the big talking points at the meeting.