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Kashmir: 2 BSF men dead, 4 hurt in militant attack

Toufiq Rashid , Hindustan Times  Srinagar, August 16, 2014
First Published: 15:55 IST(16/8/2014) | Last Updated: 02:01 IST(17/8/2014)

Two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were killed and four others injured after militants opened fire at their vehicle near the air force base in the Quil area in Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday.

"The attack took place near the higher secondary school Quil which is a near the air force base. Two BSF personnel have been killed and four others injured," said a police spokesman based. "Six personnel sustained critical injuries and were immediately shifted to a nearby hospital, where two of them succumbed to injuries. The other four injured were shifted to the Army’s 92 Base hospital in Srinagar."

The police however denied that the Quil base could have been the target. "The vehicle on the road was attacked," he added.

The BSF provides external security to the IAF in the Awantipora airbase in Pulwama district. Security forces have cordoned the area and launched search to nab the attackers.

This is the third attack in the Pulwama district in the last week.

While banned militant group Hizbul Mujahideen had claimed responsibility for the last two attacks, police officials however believed the attacks were carried out by the Lashkar-e-Taiba.

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