A cop, Saifullah Qadri, was shot to death outside his home by terrorists in Srinagar. His seven-year-old daughter was also injured. Constable Qadri is the third policeman to be killed by militants this month.
An official said terrorists fired at Constable Qadri outside his house at Ganaie Mohalla in the Anchar area of Srinagar district. The cop was leaving home to drop his daughter off for tuition when the terrorists attacked. Both victims were shifted to the nearby SKIMS hospital where Qadri died.
The child suffered a bullet injury in her right hand. She is out of danger and was shifted to a hospital for further treatment.
Inspector-General of Police (Kashmir range) Vijay Kumar expressed grief over the incident and said police teams have been sent to adjoining areas to arrest the attackers. He added that the police will get them soon.
Two weeks ago, Jammu and Kashmir police constable Ghulam Hassan Dar died in a similar attack. After the incident, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said he strongly condemn the "heinous terror attack".
Last week, Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting to revisit the security plans due to continuous attacks. He asked state officials to conduct pro-active coordinated counter-terror operations in the union territory.
Security forces of Jammu and Kashmir have been closing in on terrorist outfits in recent months. Five hybrid terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit were arrested recently. Three of them were arrested on Monday for allegedly being involved in the murder of a sarpanch on April 15. Hybrid terrorists are radical civilians who carry out a specific attack but are not involved in the everyday activities of the militia.