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Firing outside Srinagar hospital; Terrorist escapes

Tuesday,06 Feb 2018 03:17 PM IST

Media Eye News Bureau: A policeman was killed and two others were injured on Tuesday afternoon as militants staged a daring attack outside the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital in Srinagar to free a Pakistani terrorist from police custody.

Initial reports said the prisoner, Naveed Jutt, snatched a weapon from policemen accompanying him and opened fire just outside the hospital

A senior police officer said the militants were waiting outside the hospital to carry out the attack. Hunzullah was being taken to the hospital for treatment from Srinagar central jail.

The officer refuted media reports that the escaped militant had snatched the rifle of a policeman before escape.

The area around the hospital has been sealed.

Vehicles moving in the city are being searched to trace the escaped LeT militant who was arrested last year in south Kashmir's Shopian district.

The slain policeman has been identified as constable Mushtaq Ahmad. The injured policeman has been shifted to hospital.

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