Jammu and Kashmir, July 24: Terrorists on Tuesday attacked Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at Batmaloo in Srinagar, news agency ANI reported. Two soldiers were reportedly injured. However, a CRPF official succumbed to his death.
In an earlier incident on July 19, there was an encounter between terrorists and security forces at Batpora in Kupwara’s Handwara. One terrorist was killed in the encounter. Notably, security forces surrounded the Batpora area after intelligence reports about the presence of militants there, a police officer told IANS. “As the cordon around the hiding militants was tightened, they fired at the security forces, triggering the gunfight which is going on,” the officer added.
In another incident, terrorists hurled hand grenade at a police post in Watergam area of Sopore district. Giving a befitting reply, the security personnel retaliated with firing and simultaneously launched a search operation in the area. The incidents came weeks after a CRPF jawan was injured after terrorists hurled grenade on patrol party in Hyderpora area of Budgam district.
On May 23, six civilians were injured in the grenade attack at Bijbehara town of Anantnag district. Two days later, two policemen and a civilian were injured in a similar attack at a bus stand on Jammu’s BC road.
Meanwhile, an intelligence agency has warned that Pakistan based terror groups — Lashkar-a-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) are planning to launch Pathankot style attack on India, a report said. The terrorists will target Indian Naval Base and for this, they are being given underwater attack training and deep sea techniques to attack the Navy, it was claimed.
Union Minister Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, while replying to a written question in Rajya Sabha, said that 100 militants and 43 security personnel were killed in Jammu and Kashmir in the first six months of this year.