In a daring attack, seven CRPF personnel were injured when suspected militants fired upon a patrolling party in Jammu and Kashmir capital Srinagar on early Wednesday morning.
It was after years of calm in old city's Shiraz Chowk, which houses CRPF's 82 Batallion in a defunct cinema named Shiraz, that militants appeared on a motorcycle to fire upon the patrolling party at around 7 am.
"Seven CRPF personnel were injured in the firing. Initial reports say that one of the personnel is in serious condition," a police official told Hindustan Times.
A CRPF bunker installed in the heydays of militants was recently removed from the square. The attack assumes significance as Inspector General of Police SM Sahai has been repeatedly claiming the 'death of militancy' in Srinagar.