Srinagar: Terrorists on Tuesday attacked an Army vehicle in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. As per a report, the militants detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) at around 3:30 AM. Later they fired at the Casper (landmine proof armoured) vehicle of the 44 Rashtriya Rifles in Navpora village.
Notably, the IED resistant, ambush protected Casper vehicles, imported from South Africa, are being used by the Army in counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir.
Speaking to IANS, a police official said,”Troops travelling in the vehicle effectively retaliated. No report of casualty has been received so far.”
The attack comes days after Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), RR Bhatnagar said that 142 militants have been eliminated in anti-terror operations in Jammu and Kashmir this year.
The DG had asserted that the law and order situation is “better” in Kashmir compared to 2016-17 and the number of injured personnel has decreased.