October 2016 News

One Jawan Martyred, 8 Injured In Terror Attack Near Srinagar

14 October 2016
Times of India

Srinagar: One jawan was martyred and eight others were injured on Friday evening when terrorists attacked a Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) convoy in Zakura area on the outskirts of Srinagar. Terrorists fired at the vehicles of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) which were ferrying the personnel to their camp after performing law and order duties in the city, a security force official said. One jawan of the SSB was killed and 8 others were injured in the attack, the official said. The injured, including a policeman, have been admitted to a hospital for treatment. Security forces immediately cordoned off the area and launched search operations to track down the militants. 3 companies of SSB patrol party were returning to camp from duty when at around 7:30 pm terrorists opened fire on 1 of the vehicle: IG SSB pic.twitter.com-GzZW44HKIq - ANI (@ANI_news) October 14, 2016 Jawans retaliated but couldn't fire aggressively given the civilian population. 1 jawan lost his life, while 8 others are injured: DKumar - ANI (@ANI_news) October 14, 2016 This is the first militant attack in the city since the encounter at Nowhatta on August 15 in which a CRPF commandant was killed and nine other personnel were injured. Security forces to resume counter-terror operations in Kashmir In the wake of spurt in attacks, Army and other security forces will resume counter-terror operations besides enhancing protective measures at key installations and stepping up vigil in the hinterland in Jammu and Kashmir. The decisions were taken on Friday at a security review meeting chaired by Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra and attended by Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D S Hooda, Commander of Srinagar-based 15 Corps Lt Gen S K Dua, Director General of state police K Rajendra Kumar and senior officers of CRPF and Intelligence Bureau. The meeting reviewed the situation consequent to the terror attack at Pampore in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, which ended two days back after three days.