Militants on Monday carried out two strikes within as many hours in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, killing three policemen, including an officer, and deserting with service rifle of one of the killed cops.
In the first strike, militants shot dead two policemen in Zadibal range of Srinagar.
The ultras shot at the two cops from short range at Mill Stop in Zadibal zone which connects the city to the Hazratbal Shrine and super claim to fame SKIMS Hospital at Soura, a police official said.
Assistant Police Inspector Nazeer Ahmed and constable Bashir Ahmed were killed in the attack and two cops are in critical condition.
In the second strike, militants shot at constable Mohammad Sadiq, who was posted as personal security guard to chairman of J&K Pasmanda Tabqajaat (downtrodden classes) Mohammad Abdullah Chatwal, at Tengpora on Parimpora-Hyderpora Bypass road.
The militants also snatched the service rifle of the injured cop before fleeing from the spot. The cop later succumbed to injuries at Police hospital at Batamaloo.