Militants Kill 2 BSF Men In Central Kashmir, Escape With 2 Rifles


KO Photo: Abid Bhat

Srinagar: In an audacious attack on Wednesday, unknown militants shot dead two BSF troopers in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district and fled with two assault rifles from the spot.

Unidentified militants opened indiscriminate fire upon the personnel BSF 73 battalion near old road Pandach of the district this evening, officials told Kashmir Observer. In the broad daylight militant attack, two BSF personnel were critically injured.

They were rushed to the SKIMS hospital Soura for treatment. However, one of the BSF man was declared brought dead on arrival while another died before the doctors could start operating him.

Medical Superintendent SKIMS Dr Farooq Jan told Kashmir Observer that one of the paramilitary men was brought dead on arrival while another succumbed to his injuries before the doctors could start his treatment.

“Both of them had sustained head injuries,” Jan added.

KO Photo: Abid Bhat

According to a police spokesperson, the BSF personnel were on naka duty when motorcycle borne militants, two to three in numbers, opened fire upon them.

Meanwhile, the surprise militant attack triggered panic and forced people to run towards safer places after the gunshots resonated in the area, reports said.

Additional reinforcements of police and CRPF also reached the area and searches were started to nab the assailants, reports added.

The attack on BSF comes a day after Junaid Sehrai, Hizbul Mujahideen commander and son of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chief Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai was killed in a gunfight with government forces in Srinagar’s Old City on Tuesday. His associate Tariq Ahmed Sheikh, a resident of Pulwama was also slain in the gunfight that left a trail of destruction in Kani Mazar locality of Nawa Kadal.

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