A policeman, identified as Kishan Lal, was killed and four were injured when their vehicle was ambushed at Zeewan on the outskirts of Srinagar late this evening. Militants fired indiscriminately at the vehicle of the J&K Armed Police at 8 pm, wounding at least six jawans.“They have been taken to a hospital. The condition of one of them is critical,” a police officer said, adding the police vehicle was on its way back to Zewan from Bemina. Locals rushed to help the injured policemen. The area was later cordoned and a hunt for the assailants launched.The attack occurred despite inputs that militants were planning to strike around Eid. Militant group Lashkar-e-Toiba has claimed responsibility for the ambush.
Meanwhile, ASI Kamaljit Singh (50) of the Border Security Force, who on Thursday had sustained injuries in enemy fire from across the Line of Control while deployed at a forward post in the Krishna Ghati Sector, died today.
Kamaljit Singh, who joined the force in 1988, hailed from Malkana village, Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda. “In this hour of grief, the Border Security Force stands in solidarity with the bereaved family of the martyr and remains committed to their dignity and well-being,” a BSF spokesperson said.