Suspected militants fire at police party in Srinagar

Suspected militants on Sunday opened fire on a police party when it asked the vehicle they were travelling in to stop. The militants managed to escape.

On Sunday evening, the police had laid a barricade at Kanipora on the outskirts of Srinagar city. As the policemen asked a vehicle to stop, the suspected militants in the car lobbed a grenade. The grenade didn't explode. The militants, however, managed to escape after firing some shots at the policemen.

No one was injured in the shootout.

Meanwhile, Hizbul Mujahideen has announced a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh to the militants who killed four policemen at Hygam in Sopore on Friday.

"The Chief Operations Commander of the organisation has announced a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh to the Mujahideen who carried out an attack on the task force personnel and snatched their arms," Hizb spokesman Baleeg-ud-din said in a press statement. He congratulated the intelligence wing of the Hizbul Mujahideen, who are keeping a close vigil on anti-movement elements, he said.

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