A Jammu Kashmir Police officer who was injured in the militant attack in Srinagar’s Zewan area on Monday died during treatment at a hospital on Tuesday morning, PTI reported.

The officer has been identified as Constable Rameez Ahmad Baba of the ninth Battalion of the Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police.

This took the toll from the attack to three. During the gunfight on Monday, two police officers were killed and 12 were injured.

On Monday, Kumar said that “credible sources” had claimed that the attack on the police personnel in Srinagar was carried out by Kashmir Tigers, which is considered to be an offshoot of the Jaish-e-Mohammed.

The inspector general on Tuesday said that the attack on police was planned by two foreign and one local terrorists, ANI reported. “One terrorist who managed to flee will be caught and the group will be neutralised soon,” he added.

Political leaders condemn attack

Political leaders across the country condemned the killing of police officers.

Peoples Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti condoled the deaths and claimed that while the Centre’s “false narrative of normalcy” in the Union Territory had been exposed, it had not undertaken any measures to rectify it.

“Terrible news of a terror attack on a police bus on the outskirts of Srinagar,” tweeted National Conference leader Omar Abdullah. “I unequivocally condemn this attack while at the same time send my heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased and prayers for the injured.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased and sought details of the attack, his office tweeted.

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said he had directed the authorities to provide the best possible treatment to the injured personnel.

“I pray for their speedy recovery,” Sinha said, according to his office. “Our police and security forces are determined to neutralize the evil forces of terrorism.”

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