At least one jawan was killed and 8 were injured when terrorists attacked a SSB patrol party near a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Zakura, outskirts of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, reports said. According to reports, the militants opened fire at around six vehicles of the SSB patrol party. The attack comes 2 days after the Pampore encounter.
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#Search operation ends
#Of the 8 SSB jawans injured, 3-4 are critically injured. Search operation is now underway: IG SSB, Deepak Kumar
#Jawans retaliated but couldn't fire aggressively given the civilian population. 1 jawan lost his life, while 8 others are injured: DKumar
#3 companies of SSB patrol party were returning to camp from duty when at around 7:30 pm terrorists opened fire on 1 of the vehicle: IG SSB
#One SSB jawan lost his life in terrorists attack on SSB patrol party in Zakura (J&K)
#7 SSB jawans have been injured in terrorists attack near CRPF camp in Zakura (J&K), while they were returning from duty: IG SSB, Deepak Kumar said.
7 SSB jawans injured after terrorists attacked SSB patrol party returning from duty in Zakura (J&K),search ops underway (Visuals deferred) pic.twitter.com/adKFhyv5d6— ANI (@ANI_news) October 14, 2016
Two militants were killed in a 56-hour gunbattle between terrorists and security forces in Pampore. The terrorists were holed up in a government building on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway.
The tensions between India and Pakistan have escalated after the September 29 surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army across the LoC in reply to the Uri terror attacks, which had left 18 Indian army soldiers martyred.