Terrorist ambush on the police convoy carrying another terrorist in Srinagar Hospital; Lashkar terrorist manages to escape; two jawans martyred in the encounter.
A police source said that while the militant and the security personnel were entering the hospital premises, two to three militants, who were already waiting for them, attacked the cops.
Policemen Babur Ahmad Khan and Mushtaq Ahmad guarding the LeT operative were killed.
According to police, two terrorists carried out the attack to help Pakistani terrorist, Naveed Jat alias Abu Hunzullah, escape when he was being taken to the SMHS hospital for a medical check-up from Srinagar central jail in the morning.
Pertinently, Naveed who is affiliated with Lashkar-e-Taiba was arrested by Government Forces in 2014 from YariporaKulgam in South Kashmir's Kulgam district.
Babar Ahmad, who was accompanying the team, attempted to retaliate and was also fired at by Jhatt and the terrorist who had handed over the pistol, a senior official said.
The Kaka Sarai area, where the SMHS hospital is located, has been cordoned off.
Two policemen were martyred as terrorists fired shots at policemen outside Shri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital and fled the spot in Srinagar on Tuesday. This is one of the most unexpected things happened today and reports are coming that one of the injured cop died and another one is battling for life in a City hospital. The other five prisoners are with us.
Director General of Police Shesh Paul Vaid said that the attack appeared to be well-coordinated and it looks that the communication about Naveed's movement had gone from Central jail. The attack began when a police escort of 24 officers and six detainees, including Jat, were entering the hospital's main gate.
Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, in a statement condemned the killing of the two policemen on Tuesday, saying "it was an act of cowardice which ought to be condemned by one and all".