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Srinagar hospital firing: LeT terrorist brought for treatment flees after killing two cops

According to reports, terrorists fired shots at the hospital in Srinagar when policemen were escorting a Pakistani prisoner Naveed. The prisoner escaped during the firing. One police personnel has passed away, while another is injured.

Reported by: India TV News Desk, Srinagar [ Updated: February 06, 2018 23:34 IST ]
SMHS Hospital, Srinagar

Two cops died after a terrorist on Tuesday opened fire in Shri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital in Srinagar. The attacker, Abu Hanzulla alias Naveed fired on policemen who escorted him to the hospital.

Both the policemen were fired upon by Lashkar terrorist Naveed, and were rushed to hospital in critical condition. They later succumbed to their injuries. 

Arrested by police a few months ago in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian, Naveed was among the six detainees who had been brought to the hospital from Central Jail. He immediately escaped after the firing incident.

India Tv - Pakistani prisoner Naveed

Pakistani prisoner Naveed

A wreath laying ceremony to pay tribute to Mushtaq Ahmed, one of the killed policemen, was held in Srinagar.

Meanwhile, SSP Srinagar, Imtiaz Ismail Parray said "six detainees were being brought from Central Jail. Out of them, one snatched weapons from police & fired at the protection party. The prisoner's name is Naveed. He is probably an outsider"

The area has been cordoned off and searches are on to track him down.

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