5 BSF Men Injured In Highway Attack 

SRINAGAR — Five Border Security Forces (BSF) personnel were injured after militants opened fire at BSF patrol vehicle in Pantha Chowk area on Srinagar Jammu highway on Monday.

Gunmen opened fire on the BSF patrol vehicle at the Pantha chowk around 6:05 PM, resulting in injuries to five soldiers, a BSF official said.

He said the injured personnel, belonging to the 163rd battalion, have been hospitalised and the one soldier is stated to be in serious condition.

The Government forces have cordoned off the area and launched a hunt to track down the assailants, he added

“Today at about 1805 hours unknown militants fired upon BSF vehicle 407 which was coming  from Srinagar side towards Pantha Chowk BSF camp, resulting injuries to 05 personnel,” a BSF spokesman said. 

He identified the injured as head constable Mohammad Yousuf, and constables V.R Mandal, Surrinder, , Govind and Samrat. 

“All of them are stable and are being treated at BSF hospital Pantha Chowk. However, now they have been referred to 92 base hospital Badimi Bagh Srinagar,” he said. 

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