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One killed, 7 soldiers injured as militants attack convoy in Srinagar

Four personnel of paramilitary force Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) were injured this evening when militants attacked their convoy in Zakura area on the outskirts of Srinagar.

india Updated: Oct 14, 2016 21:40 IST
Ashiq Hussain
Militants fired at the vehicles of SSB which were ferrying the personnel to their camp after performing law and order duties in the city.
Militants fired at the vehicles of SSB which were ferrying the personnel to their camp after performing law and order duties in the city.(PTI File Photo)

One personnel of paramilitary force Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) was killed and seven others injured on Friday evening when militants attacked their convoy in Zakura area on the outskirts of Srinagar.

Police said militants fired at the vehicles of SSB which were ferrying the personnel to their camp.

“They were returning to their camp after performing their law and order duties when they were fired upon injuring eight personnel. One has succumbed to his injuries,” said SJM Gilani, Inspector general of police in Kashmir.

Security forces immediately cordoned off the area and launched search operations to track down the militants.

Kashmir has witnessed heightened militant activity after Indian army announced that it carried surgical strikes across Line of Control following an attack on Indian army camp in Uri on September 18.

Two militants were killed in a 57-hour gun-battle with security forces on Wednesday after the militants entered a government building in Pampore area of south Kashmir.