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J&K: Security increased at all vital locations following Barzulla terror attack

Jammu and Kashmir Police had said the preliminary investigation on the basis of CCTV footage and other evidence indicates the involvement of two terrorists in the attack in Srinagar's Baghat area of Barzulla on February 19 in which two policemen were killed.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: February 21, 2021 9:42 IST
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Srinagar: Security personnel search a shop while conducting a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) at Baghat Chowk, after three unidentified militants and a policeman were killed in two separate encounters in Budgam and Shopian districts of Jammu and Kashmir, in Srinagar, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021.

Security deployment at all vital locations in Jammu and Kashmir has been increased following a terrorist attack in Srinagar. Two policemen were killed in the terror attack, post which Inspector General of Kashmir Police has directed an increase in security in Srinagar's Baghat area of Barzulla, news agency ANI reported quoting sources. 

"IG Kashmir has directed increased security deployment at all vital locations, snipers to be placed on high-rise buildings, relocating permanent bunkers and anti-terrorists operations to be enhanced," said the sources.

Jammu and Kashmir Police had said the preliminary investigation on the basis of CCTV footage and other evidence indicates the involvement of two terrorists in the attack in Srinagar's Baghat area of Barzulla on February 19 in which two policemen were killed. 

One of them has been identified as Saqib, a local terrorist, and another as a foreign terrorist, affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeT. 

Police have launched a manhunt to nab the terrorists.

In another encounter on February 19, three terror associates affiliated were also killed in the Budgam area of the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.

On the same day, one police personnel of Jammu and Kashmir lost his life and one another was injured in an encounter that broke out between the security forces and terrorists in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.

(With ANI inputs)

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