Militants Strike in Srinagar, CRPF Jawan Injured

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 Forces personnel inspect shootout site in Chanpora area of the city on Saturday. KO Photo, Abid Bhat.

Srinagar: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) constable was injured in a militant attack in Chanpora locality of uptown Srinagar on Saturday.

Constable Manoj Kumar Yadav of CRPF 29 Battalion was injured on Saturday afternoon when militants opened fire towards a road opening party (ROP) in Chanpora area of the city, officials told Kashmir Observer. Yadav, who received a bullet in his leg, was removed to the hospital for treatment.

The surprise militant attack triggered panic in the area prompting the shopkeepers to down their shutters and run for the safety of their lives. The movement of transport was also affected in wake of the shootout.

Shortly after the attack, a huge posse of state forces personnel reached the spot and cordoned off the area to nab the attackers.

CRPF spokesperson, OP Tiwari told Kashmir Observer that unknown militants opened fire on ROP in which a CRPF man was injured

“The jawan was rushed to hospital where his conditions is stable,” he added.

He further said that investigations related to the attack have been taken up.

Wanted Militant Arrested in Jammu: Police

A wanted militant and commander of Lashkar-e-Mustafa, believed to be a frontal organisation of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit, was arrested on Saturday after police intercepted a car on the outskirts of Jammu city, officials said.

A pistol and a grenade was seized from the possession of Hidayatullah Malik, an ‘A’ category militant from Shopian district, officials said, adding that he is being interrogated.

Senior Superintendent of Police, Jammu, Shridhar Patil said a private vehicle was intercepted by police at Kunjwani bypass on a specific information leading to the arrest.

He said the militant attacked the police officer leading the party in an attempt to escape but was overpowered.

He is being questioned, the officer said, adding more details would be shared as the investigation progresses.

Police are searching for another associate of Malik who allegedly travelled with him from Kashmir to Jammu, officials said.

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