Pakistani Terrorist Flees After Opening Fire Inside Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital In Srinagar

| February 6 , 2018 , 17:13 IST

On Tuesday morning, six terrorists were brought to Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital (SMHS), Srinagar for a routine check-up. The terrorists used this visit as an opportunity and were able to free Pakistani terrorist Naveed Jat.

There are contradictory reports on the exact sequence of events. While reports from local media suggests that the terrorists snatched the rifle of one of the constables escorting Naveed, other reports state that two terrorists were waiting in the Hospital with guns an open fired at the opportune moment.

The terrorists then open fired and attempted to escape from the hospital. Their firing resulted in the death of two policemen. The police apprehended five of the six terrorists but could not nab Abu Hanzulla alias Naveed Jat.

As per reports, Naveed belongs to Multan, Pakistan and is part of the Lashkar-e-Toiba. He was deputy of the Lashkar Chief Qasim at the time of his arrest. He was arrested in 2014 following an attack on a BSF convoy in Udhampur.

The two policemen who lost their lives in the firing have been identified as Head Constable Mushtaq Ahmad and Constable Babar Ahmad.

“Pained to hear that two more brave policemen lost their lives in an attack in Srinagar today. My heart goes out to their families and loved ones.” Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti wrote on Twitter.

Srinagar has been put on high alert following the incident.