Kashmir Indepth

PSO’s killing, recent attacks: Security forces put on alert in Srinagar
Ishtiyaq Ahmad

Srinagar Dec 14 (KINS): In the backdrop of killing of a PSO of a PDP leader in Natipora area and recent attacks, security has been put on high alert in Srinagar to foil such attacks.
On Monday morning suspected militants gunmen shot dead a personal security guard of Peoples Democratic Party leader Haji Parvaiz Ahmad in Natipora area.
Police said two militants opened fire at constable Manzoor Ahmad and injured him as he was trying to protect the PDP leader. The constable was admitted to Bone and Joints Hospital, Srinagar, where he succumbed to his injuries.
“Jammu and Kashmir Police led by DGP [Director General of Police] Dilbag Singh salutes the martyr for sacrificing his life for the nation,” the official account of the force tweeted.
The incident is the latest in a series of such attacks on civilians and security personnel. On December 9, five civilians were injured in a grenade explosion at the main market in the Singhpora neighbourhood of Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. A police officer and a civilian were injured on December 6 in cross-firing after an encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Srinagar.
On December 4, unidentified assailants shot at a candidate for the District Development Council polls at Sagam Kokernag area in Anantnag district during the second phase of voting. Anees-ul-Islam Ganie was contesting as an Independent from the Sagam constituency in Anantnag.
Two security force personnel were killed in a suspected militant attack on the outskirts of Srinagar on November 26.
A senior police official told news agency Kashmir Indepth News Service (KINS) that security forces have been put on alert across Kashmir. “Security has also been strengthened and put on alert especially in Srinagar in view of attacks. Militants have shown their presence in Srinagar in the recent past,” the police official said.
As per inputs received by security agencies, there is a possibility that militants may carry out more such attacks, the official said.
“All security agencies have been put on high alert to foil any militant attacks as they are desperate to show their presence in the valley,” the official said. (KINS)

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