Army vehicle damaged in IED attack in Sopore, no casualties
Militants on Tuesday targeted an army vehicle with an IED in North Kashmir’s Harwan area causing damage to the vehicle. Another attempt to snatch weapons in Srinagar was foiled.india Updated: Jun 05, 2018 21:50 IST
Militants on Tuesday evening targeted an army vehicle with an improvised electronic device (IED) in North Kashmir’s Harwan area causing damage to the vehicle. No injuries were reported.
The Mine Protected Vehicle, belonging to the 22 Rashtriya Rifles, came under attack at Harwan Yamberzal Wari, around 20 kilometres from Sopore. Terror outfit Jaish-e- Mohammad claimed responsibility for the attack.
This is the third IED attack on the army since the unilateral ceasefire was announced. Last week, an army officer and three soldiers were injured when militants exploded an IED in South Kashmir.
In another attack on Tuesday, militants fired on a guard posted at Zeyarat Mirza Kamil at Zadibal in Srinagar, which police say was intended to snatch weapons. Security forces at the site retaliated, forcing the militants to flee.
Since the ceasefire was announced, militants managed to snatch 10 rifles from police. However, four attempts were foiled by alert jawans in different parts of the Valley.
First Published: Jun 05, 2018 21:47 IST