New Delhi, November 26
Two security personnel were martyred in a terror attack on an Army quick-reaction team on the outskirts of Srinagar today.
The police said the quick-reaction team came under indiscriminate firing by three militants in the HTM area of Srinagar.
Kashmir IG Vijat Kumar said, “Three terrorists opened fire on our Army soldiers. Two jawans were critically injured, who reportedly succumbed to their injuries. Jaish has active movement in this area. Terrorists fled in a car. Two of them are probably Pakistanis.”
A defence spokesperson is reported to have said, “They (the injured soldiers) were evacuated to a nearest medical facility. However, they succumbed to their injuries.”
The security forces have cordoned off the area and launched a search operation to track down the assailants, he said. “Being a crowded area, our men exercised restraint to avoid any civilian casualty and collateral damage,” he added. The attack comes just two days ahead of the District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir. Security forces have been getting inputs that terrorists were planning attacks to disrupt the elections. — TNS
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