Srinagar, Feb 6: A policeman was killed and another injured when militants fired upon a police party inside SMHS hospital here on Tuesday morning.
A source said that militants fired upon the police party who were accompanying a prisoner to the hospital. “In the shootout a policeman was killed,” he added.
Sources said that a Lashkar-e-Toiba militant Naveed managed to escape from the SMHS hospital following a shootout inside the hospital.
Naveed was arrested in 2015 in south Kashmir.
They said that Naveed was brought to SMHS Hospital for a medical check-up this morning. However, he snatched a rifle of a policeman and fired upon the police party that was accompanying him.
In the shootout, one policeman was killed while other sustained injuries as Naveed managed to escape.
However, officials are tightlipped about the incident. Panic gripped the premise of the hospital following the shootout.