Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Kashmir: Grenade attack on CRPF convoy in Shopian as Pampore encounter enters day two

Narada Desk | October 11, 2016 3:13 pm Print
At least nine people were injured, including three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers and four women in the grenade attack
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While the operation in Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) entered day two in Pampore, militants hurled a grenade at a CRPF convoy in Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir, on Tuesday.

A news agency reported that at least nine people were injured, including three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers and four women. The grenade exploded on the roadside in the Bon bazar area of Shopian district when a CRPF party was patrolling the area, a police officer reportedly said. The injured have been shifted to a hospital, he added.

The terrorists escaped, but the search operation is on, Times Now reported.

On Monday, three to four militants entered the hostel building of JKEDI and encounter started between the Armed forces and militants. The operation reached its second day today in Pampore, while the firing still continues.

Reportedly, a soldier was injured yesterday. An Army official informed that the area around EDI has been cordoned off and the security forces have launched a fresh offensive this morning to flush-out the militants.

Security forces used heavy ammunition to keep terrorists in a limited area, and even lighted up the area so that they couldn’t escape in the night. Firing continued till 1 am and started again at 5:30 am.

This comes when curfew remained in force in the interior areas of Srinagar as a precautionary measure following death of a young boy who was hit by pellets during a protest and succumbed to his injuries.

It is to be noted that the Valley remains disturbed for 95th consecutive day after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces on 8 July.

Other media reports claim that at least 250 terrorists belonging to Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed and Hizbul Mujahideen have infiltrated through LoC and have been ordered to ‘avenge’ the surgical strike conducted by Indian Army in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).

The Central government had reportedly asked security forces operating in Jammu and Kashmir to maintain maximum level of alertness and take all precautions to foil any attempt by the militants to target them.