He had a scuffle with escorting policemen and suddenly two persons appeared and opened fire. As the cops ran for cover, the militant managed to escape from the spot. The attackers reportedly snatched a carbine rifle from one of the policeman stationed outside the hospital, and resorted to firing.
Further details are awaited.
The daring attack inside the premises of Srinagar's main hospital ended with the terrorists escaping into the narrow lanes and bylanes of downtown Srinagar, a police official said. One of the injured succumbed.
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A police official confirmed that a cop has died in the attack. Out of them, one snatched weapons from police & fired at the protection party.
Two Lashkar militants rained bullets at the police party and fled towards downtown Srinagar.
Initial reports suggest the terrorist belonged to the Lashkar-e-Taiba and was arrested in south Kashmir. Hunzullah was being taken to the hospital for treatment from Srinagar central jail.
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The Kaka Sarai area, where the SMHS hospital is located, has been cordoned off. He was arrested in 2014 following an attack on a BSF convoy in Udhampur.
A Pakistani terrorist in police custody has escaped from a Srinagar Hospital on Tuesday (February 6) after he was brought their for a routine medical check-up.
Following the attack, police sounded an alert in the Srinagar district while as police has been asked to intensify the searches in all the entry and exit points in the city.
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