Srinagar: Police bus attacked by militants leaves three dead and 11 others injured

Officials from police said that three police officers were killed and eleven others were injured when militants attacked a bus transporting security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Srinagar: Police bus attacked by militants leaves three dead and 11 others injured

Three militants opened fire on the bus, which was located near Srinagar's police station on Monday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered condolences and sought out more information about the attack.

The area has been secured and a search operation is ongoing.

Officials claim that the attackers attacked the policemen as they returned to campus from work after a long day. Security forces responded by retaliating with darkness and covertly fleeing the scene.

According to an official statement, two of the officers - constable Safique Ali and assistant sub-inspector Ghulam Hashedan - were killed on Monday night. Constable Rameez Ahmad Bababa, a third officer, died on Tuesday from injuries.

Vijay Kumar, the inspector general for Kashmir, stated in a statement that "credible source revealed that the attack by Kashmir Tigers (JeM),"

India, the United Nations and the UK have all designated JeM as a terrorist organization. It claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing in Kashmir on February 14, 2019, in which at most 46 soldiers were killed. It was the most brutal attack on Indian forces in this region.

Both India and Pakistan claim Kashmir in its entirety, with parts being ruled by their nuclear-armed neighbors. Pakistan has denied accusing India of supporting separatist militants within the valley.

Omar Abdullah, former Jammu and Kashmir chief Ministers, and Mehbooba Mufti sent condolences via Twitter.

Since the 1980s, Indian-administered Kashmir witnessed an insurgency against Delhi. Relations have been difficult amid allegations of excessive security forces. They reached a new low when Modi's government removed the region's special autonomy in 2019.

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