Nowgam attack: Kashmir police chief blames Jaish, says ‘will neutralize the attackers soon’

Inspector-General of Police, Kashmir Range, Vijay Kumar on Friday blamed Jaish-e-Muhammad terrorist group for the Nowgam bypass attack that left two cops martyred and another wounded.

Talking to reporters at the attack site, Kumar said that Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit has carried the attack.

“The terrorists have been identified and they will be neutralized soon,” the Kashmir police chief said.

IG Kashmir further added that “if cops had retaliated, it would have led to civilian casualty. Hence avoided.”

The attack took place today morning even as Kashmir remains on high alert in view of August 15.