Srinagar, Aug 14, 2020: Two Jammu and Kashmir policemen have died after their convoy came under attack from terrorists on the outskirts of Srinagar this morning, the police said. The police team came under attack in Nowgam, they added.
Three police personnel were injured in the attack and were shifted to hospital for treatment. Two of them died during treatment, police said.
"Terrorists fired indiscriminately upon police party near Nowgam Bypass. 3 police personnel injured. They were shifted to hospital for treatment where two among them attained martyrdom. Area cordoned off. Further details shall follow," Kashmir Zone police tweeted, giving update on the incident.
The attack came a day ahead of Independence Day.
Security forces have been on high alert in Kashmir to thwart any attempts by terrorists to disrupt the celebrations.
Officials said that random search of vehicles are being carried out near Sher-e-Kashmir Cricket Stadium, the venue of the main function.
Similar precautionary measures with respect to security arrangements have been made in other districts of the valley, the officials said.