Terrorists ambushed a team of security forces stationed at the main square in Baramulla Sopore district of North Kashmir on Saturday. In this firing, two security forces personnel were martyred while two civilians were also killed. Apart from this, three others have also been injured.
On the other hand, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, while confirming the martyrdom of two soldiers and the death of two local civilians, said that still two jawans and one civilian are injured. He also told that the terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba is behind this attack.
According to information received from police sources, the terrorists suddenly opened fire on a team of security forces stationed at Sopore Arampora main square. Earlier the security personnel would hold their positions and respond to the firing of terrorists. Five policemen were seriously injured in the hurling. Meanwhile, three civilians also came under the fire of the terrorists.
Responding to the firing of the terrorists, other security forces present there immediately picked up the injured and rushed them to the nearest sub-district hospital, Sopore for treatment. Sources said that two security forces and two civilians succumbed to their injuries as soon as they reached the hospital. While other injured have been admitted to Srinagar hospital after providing first aid. The condition of three others, including two policemen and a civilian, is said to be critical.
The policemen martyred in the Sopore attack have been identified as constable Waseem Ahmed son of Mohammad Sadiq Butt resident of Narbal Srinagar and constable Shaukat Ahmed son of Abdul Gani resident of Goripora Beerwah Budgam. On the other hand, the injured policemen include Sub Inspector Mukesh Kamar and SPO Danish Ahmed. The civilians killed in the terrorist attack have been identified as Bashir Ahmed Khan and Shaukat Ahmed Shala. The injured civilian, who is undergoing treatment at the Srinagar hospital, has been identified as Naeem Ahmed Khan.