An officer was killed and three others were injured after militants opened fire on a police bus in Srinagar’s Pantha Chowk area in Jammu and Kashmir. The Lashkar-e-Taiba has claimed responsibility for the attack, according to The Times of India.

The policemen were returning to the Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police headquarters when the militants opened indiscriminate fire on their vehicle near the Zewan locality in Srinagar. The bus was attacked around 7.45 pm, an unidentified police officer told The Times of India, adding that eight policemen were injured.

The victim identified as Head Constable Krishan Lal. The injured were treated at the Army’s 92 Base Hospital in the Badami Bagh cantonment area.

Intelligence inputs have suggested that militants affiliated with the Jaish-e-Mohammed may launch an attack in Srinagar a few days after Bakr-Eid on Saturday, PTI reported.