One Sashastra Seema Bal Jawan Killed, 8 Injured in J&K Militant Attack
Srinagar: A jawan of the Sashastra Seema Bal was killed and eight others injured when militants attacked their convoy in Zakura area near Srinagar on Friday evening.
Militants fired at the vehicles of the paramilitary force which were ferrying the personnel to their camp after performing law and order duties in the city, a security force official said.
The injured, who included a policeman, have been admitted to a hospital for treatment, the official said.
Security forces immediately cordoned off the area and launched search operations to track down the militants.
The attack comes two days after the army eliminated two terrorists holed up in a multi-storey government building, ending a three-day gun battle on the outskirts of Srinagar.
Security has been tightened across the state since PoK-based militants killed 19 soldiers at an army camp in Kashmir’s Uri last month, and the subsequent punitive strikes by the Indian Army across the Line of Control.
Here’s a look at the major militant attacks in the state since the Uri terror attack on September 18:
OCTOBER 12: Two militants killed in 56-hour gunbattle between security forces and militants holed up in a government building in the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) complex.
OCTOBER 8: Policeman killed by terrorists in Shopian sector at a police post. Terrorists manage to flee.
OCTOBER 6: Three militants were killed during an early morning attack on an RR Army camp at Langate in north Kashmir.
OCTOBER 4: Suspected terrorists attack a police station in Yaripora, Kulgam in Jammu and Kashmir.
OCTOBER 4: Militants attack BSF and army camps in Baramulla town, killing one BSF soldier and wounding another.
SEPTEMBER 30: Militants attacked a joint picket of police and CRPF at Behibagh in Yaripora area of Kulgam district of south Kashmir but no one was hurt in the incident.
SEPTEMBER 26: Five CRPF men were injured in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district when unidentified militants hurled a grenade at Army vehicles on the national highway near Wanpoh.
(With PTI inputs)