A BSF jawan killed, two injured in militant attack in Srinagar
Srinagar, Mar 21 : A Border Security Force (BSF) personnel was killed and two others were wounded as militants struck yet again in the summer capital, Srinagar, attacking their vehicle with automatic weapons this morning.
No militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) police, central Kashmir, said a vehicle carrying BSF personnel was attacked by militants at Methan crossing on Srinagar-Charar-e-Sharief road in the uptown at 0815 hrs this morning.
He said three BSF personnel were wounded in the attack. However, the driver of the BSF vehicle could manage to drive the vehicle one km away from the spot.
He said a search operation has been launched to nab the militants responsible for the attack.
Security forces also conducted searches in the area but the militants had managed to escape.
The injured were rushed to hospital where the condition of one of them is stated to be critical.
One of the injured identified a Krishna Kalita later died in the base hospital.
The attack on BSF came a day after police claimed to have cracked Fidayeen attack in Bemina area of the city in which five CRPF personnel were killed and six others were injured on March 13.
Both the fidayeen belonging to Pakistan based Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) were also killed and later four militants, three of them locals, were arrested.