SRINAGAR: Five Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel died after terrorists attacked security forces at KP road in south Kashmir’s Anantnag on Wednesday evening. Three others including a local woman and a Jammu and Kashmir Station House Officer (SHO) are critically injured. A terrorist has been shot dead by forces in the exchange of fire.
“One terrorist was firing in the middle of the road, taking cover from a CRPF vehicle. He even tried to barge inside, but was eliminated by the forces,” the police official said.
Police said that the body of a foreign terrorist, with an AK-47 weapon, has been recovered from the spot.
Minutes after the attack, terrorist outfit Al-Umar Mujahideen claimed responsibility. The Pakistan-based terrorist group is led by Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar, who was one of the terrorists freed by India along with Masood Azhar in return for the passengers of Indian Airlines flight IC 814 hijacked in 1999.
In a statement to a local news agency, the terrorist outfit said its cadres carried out the attack on the security forces party, leading to the killing of five personnel.
The KP Road, where the attack took place, leads to the Amarnath cave. With the Amarnath yatra scheduled to start on July 1, the attack in the town at this time raises question about the security
He threatened more such attack in future.
Update: Details of Anantnag martyrs
1. ASI Ramesh Kumar, resident of Jhajjar, Haryana
2. ASI Nirod Sarma, resident of Nalbari, Assam
3. CT Satendra Kumar resident of Muzaffarnagar UP
4. CT Mahesh Kr Kushwaha,resident of Gazipur UP
5. CT Sandeep Yadav, resident of Dewas MP
Details of Injured undergoing treatment in 92 Base Hospital:
1. HC Rajender Ingle
2. CT premchand Kaushik
3. CT Kedarnath Ojha