Srinagar: Pak Lashkar Terrorist Snatches Policeman's Rifle & Kills Cop, Escapes!

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On Tuesday morning, six terrorists were brought to Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital (SMHS), Srinagar for a routine check-up.

Mohammed Naveed Jhutt, the 22-year-old LeT militant from Pakistan who was caught in Kulgam in south Kashmir in 2014, managed to escape with the assailants, police said.

A red alert warning has been sounded in Srinagar and the area near the hospital has been cordoned off, Greater Kashmir reported. Naveed, who was arrested in 2014, was involved in several terror attacks in Kashmir, including one in which a teacher on election duty was killed. Hunzullah was being taken to the hospital for treatment from Srinagar central jail.

Police sources said during preliminary investigation it was learnt that Naveed himself snatched Carbon rifle and opened fire. All the exit and entry points towards the hospital have been sealed.

Two policemen were killed after a militant staged an attack outside a hospital in Srinagar to free a Pakistani militant from police custody. One of the injured succumbed.

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As per reports, Naveed belongs to Multan, Pakistan and is part of the Lashkar-e-Toiba. Out of them, one snatched weapons from police & fired at the protection party.

It is not clear whether the Pakistani prisoner, Naved, is still inside the hospital or has managed to flee the premises. He started operating in South Kashmir since 2013.

Two Lashkar militants rained bullets at the police party and fled in a vehicle towards downtown Srinagar.

Naveed Jet, the LeT militant was arrested by the army near Bihibagh in 2015.