SRINAGAR: Three BSF personnel were killed and five others were injured when militants ambushed their convoy near Bijbehara on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway on Friday.
“It’s an unfortunate incident. The BSF convoy was attacked on the national highway by terrorists who fired at it from the by-lanes near Bijbehara,” director-general of J&K Police K Rajendra said.
Officials said that three BSF personnel identified as head constable Girish Kumar Shukla, constable Mahinder Ram and havaldar Dinesh were killed while four others were injured in the incident which took place at 4.30pm near a government hospital, 52 km from Srinagar.
The BSF convoy comprising 23 vehicles was coming from Jammu to Srinagar.
Additional forces have been rushed to the area, which has been cordoned off. No terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack but the security establishment feel it could be the handiwork of the banned Hizbul Mujahideen.