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Jawan Killed, 5 Injured as Militants Fire on Police Bus at Pantha Chowk in J&K

One Jawan was killed and five others injured after militants opened fire on a police vehicle in Pantha Chowk area near Srinagar on Friday.

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Updated:September 1, 2017, 10:35 PM IST
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Jawan Killed, 5 Injured as Militants Fire on Police Bus at Pantha Chowk in J&K
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New Delhi: One Jawan was killed and five others injured after Lashkar-e-Taiba militants opened fire on a police vehicle in Pantha Chowk area near Srinagar on Friday.

In another incident, a Border Security Force jawan was killed in sniper firing by Pakistani troops from across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, an official of the force said. "Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Kamaljit Singh (50) suffered bullet injuries in "enemy fire" from across the LoC around 1745 hours," the BSF official said.




In Pantha Chowk, militants ambushed the vehicle of the state armed police in Zewan area and opened indiscriminate fire. The Lashkar-e-Taiba has claimed responsibility for the attack.

"Eight policemen were injured, one of whom has expired, when militants attacked a vehicle of the state armed police in Zewan area around 7:45 pm," police said, adding that the area has been cordoned off and searches started to trace the militants.

Security forces had been put on high alert after intelligence inputs indicated that two groups of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) terror outfit were planning an attack around Eid-ul-Azha, which falls on Saturday.​

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