Militants kill two cops in Srinagar

Srinagar: Two policemen were killed here Saturday by militants in a hit-and-run attack, police sources said.

“Two police constables were shot dead from close range in the Hari Singh High Street market by militants. A girl was wounded in the attack. She has been shifted to a hospital,” a police officer said.

The crowded market was deserted immediately after the firing as security forces cordoned off the area for searches.

No guerrilla group has owned responsibility for the attack.

A high alert has already been sounded in the city as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi are arriving on a two-day visit to the state June 25.

Security forces Friday carried out a search operation in Lal Chowk area for the first time in many months in view of the high profile visit.

–IANS

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