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J&K: LeT attacks Srinagar hospital to free Pakistan accomplice, two cops killed

06 February 2018, 02:18 | Rufus Hill



He was brought to the SMHS hospital for a medical checkup along with other prisoners from Central jail. Naved is absconding with the snatched weapon.

A senior police officer said the militants were waiting outside the hospital to carry out the attack.

The escaped LeT terrorist was arrested previous year in south Kashmir's Shopian district by the Rashtriya Rifles.

A resident of Multan in Pakistan's Punjab province, Jat, also known as Abu Hanzulla, was a Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist allegedly involved in killing of many policemen and a teacher, sources said. "The militants managed to escape from the area along with the LeT militant who was in handcuffs", DIG Central Kashmir, Ghulam Hassan Bhat, told Firstpost.

The ultras opened fire on the police party accompanying Jhutt, alias Abu Hanzala, outside the busy hospital in Kaka Sarai area, police said.

Earlier, Srinagar SSP Imtiaz Ismail Parray had said one of the prisoners "snatched weapons from police and fired at the protection party".

(From left) Mushtaq Ahmad and Babar Ahmad, the two policemen who died in the firing in a Srinagar hospital.

The police are investigating reports that Naved was helped by some people who were already positioned inside the Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital as he was brought there by the police along with five other prisoners this morning. The prisoner's name is Naveed.

Naveed was arrested a few months ago from Shopian district by the Army and police.

"Pained to hear that two more courageous policemen lost their lives in an attack in Srinagar today".

Police had described the arrest as a major success for security forces.

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