Militants attack security forces at Nowgam, Anantnag
Srinagar, Sep 21: An army soldier was injured in a gunfight at Charar-i- Sharif area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district where internet services were suspended as a “precautionary measures.”
Elsewhere, militants made two abortive bids at paramilitary CRPF in Nowgam Srinagar and Arwani of area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
Official sources told GNS that an Army soldier was injured in the encounter and was shifted to Army’s 92 Base hospital. Earlier, a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Charar-i- Sharif. As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, they said, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated triggering off an encounter. The internet services have been suspended in Budgam district as “precautionary measures,” they added.
Meanwhile, suspected militants on Monday evening attacked CRPF party of 90 battalion with Under Barrel Grenade launcher in Arwani area of Anantnag district.
The device missed the target and there was no loss of life or injury reported in the incident, they said.
Soon after the attack whole area was cordoned off and searches were launched to nab the attackers.
Earlier in the day, suspected militants attacked a Road opening Party of 110 battalion CRPF in Nowgam area of Srinagar district.
However no loss of life or injury was reported even as whole area was cordoned off to nab the attackers. (GNS)