New Delhi: In a shocking development, a joint patrol party of CRPF and police was on Saturday attacked by suspected terrorists in Srinagar’s Karan area.
According to updates, six CRPF personnel have been injured in the incident. The incident took place when the CRPF team was manning a checkpoint. The grenade that was hurled by terrorists exploded with a bang causing panic in the area. The area has been cordoned off following the incident. The incident comes barely two days after two truck drivers were killed by suspected terrorists near Chitragam of Shopian.
According to updates from the Jammu and Kashmir Police, the incident took place in the evening, when militants fired on trucks leaving three injured. Among injured, two succumbed to their injuries on the spot. The other injured truck driver has been shifted to Srinagar hospital for treatment. However, the area has been cordoned off following the incident.
However, Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday said it has identified the culprits responsible for attacking the trucks in Shopian district. “We’ve identified the culprits and they’ll soon be brought to book,” Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbag Singh told ANI.
Dilbagh Singh noted that the aim of the militants was to damage J&K’s economy with Pakistan’s aide. “It is an attack on livelihood of people,” said Singh to news agency ANI as the militants were planning to ruin the two major economic sectors of J&K namely horticulture and tourism.
In another incident on October 23, a jawan of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was injured when unidentified terrorists lobbed grenades at a CRPF post in Kulgam in Jammu and Kashmir.
The attack comes just a day after three terrorists of the al-Qaeda affiliated Ansar Ghazawat-al-Hind (AGH) were killed by the security forces in an encounter in Awantipora. In a significant development, one of the three terrorists was Hameed Lelhari, the outfit’s Kashmir unit chief and the successor of dreaded terrorist and AGH founder Zakir Musa, who was gunned down on May 23.
Recent days have been witnessing intense skirmishes on the Line of Control (LoC) between the Indian Army and the Pakistan Army. On Sunday, the Indian Army carried out a major anti-terror offensive in the Neelum Valley in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), killing nearly 30 terrorists and 6-10 soldiers of the Pakistan Army, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawat informed media later that day.