This is the third attack on the police in the past 24 hours. The terrorist hurled the grenade when Chopan was near the main gate of the police station, he said. The incident took place at 12:30 pm. A terrorist was killed in Srinagar today after his accomplices lobbed a hand grenade at a police station in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district in a bid to free him, police said.
A police spokesman said, Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Mushtaq Ahmad Chopan, tried to escape from the Tral police station wearing a burqa and was killed in the attack. In the incident constable Mehraj Din was also injured.
The spokesman said.”At 12:30 pm, Hizbul Mujahideen militant Mushtaq Chopan tried to escape from the police station wearing a burqa. When he was near the main gate, someone from outside lobbed a grenade as a part of the planned conspiracy to divert the attention (of police personnel) so that he could escape conveniently.”
Director General of Police SP Vaid said in a tweet, “A terrorist Mushtaq Ahmad Chopan died in grenade explosion when challenged by sentry while trying to escape from Police Station Tral.”