Militants Target Army Vehicle With IED In Pulwama

PULWAMA — Militants attacked an Army vehicle on Tuesday in south Kashmir Pulwama district, police said.

At around 3.30 a.m., the militants detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) and then fired at the Casper (landmine proof armoured) vehicle of the 44 Rashtriya Rifles in Navpora village.

“Troops travelling in the vehicle effectively retaliated. No report of casualty has been received so far,” the police said.

The IED resistant, ambush protected Casper vehicles, imported from South Africa, are being used by the Army in counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir.

Bid To Blow Up Rahim Rather’s House  

Unknown gunmen on Tuesday morning attacked the residence of senior National Conference (NC) leader and former minister Abdul Rahim Rather in Budgam.

Reports said the alert security guards responded to the attack and forces the gunmen to flee from the spot.

They said the gunmen fired at the residence of Rather in Badipora village of the district.

Rather was not present in the house at the time of the attack and no on was injured in the firing, they said.

 Youth Shot At In Tral  

A person was injured after shot at unknown gunmen at Lorgam village of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Reports said that that the gunmen fired upon the youth namely Mohammad Amin Malik son of Ghulam Nabi Malik resident of Lurgam Tral outside his residence.

Amin was immediately taken to Sub-District hospital Tral for treatment, they said

Meanwhile, a police spokesman in a statement said that the militants shot at the youth near his home. He received gunshots wounds and has been evacuated to nearby hospital for medical attention.

Police has registered a case in this regard and initiated investigation in the instant matter, the spokesman said.  


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