Terrorists attack police convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Handwara

15 October 2016, 09:53 PM
Terrorist attack in Handwara
Terrorist attack in Handwara

Terrorists attacked a police convoy in Handwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, reports said. The militants opened fire on the police vehicle. This comes a day after militants attacked a paramilitary force convoy on the outskirts of the city on Friday, killing a jawan and injuring eight others.

The incident took place at Zakura when militants fired at the vehicles of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) carrying its personnel to their camp after performing law and order duties in the city, officials said here.

Banned Al-Umar Mujahideen terrorist organisation had claimed the responsibility for carrying out the attack and also warned of similar actions in near future.

This outfit had become dormant in the early part of 1990s and ceased to exist after its chief, Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar alias ‘Mushtaq Latram’, was arrested in 1992.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Saturday, October 15, 2016 09:42 PM
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