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J-K terror attack: Firing at SSB camp in Ramban kills one jawan, injures another

A jawan of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) was killed and another injured in suspicious firing at a camp of the paramilitary force in Ramban district of J-K.

india Updated: Sep 21, 2017 21:41 IST
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Press Trust of India, Jammu
A jawan of the SSB was killed and another injured in suspicious firing at a camp of the paramilitary force in J-K’s Ramban district.
A jawan of the SSB was killed and another injured in suspicious firing at a camp of the paramilitary force in J-K’s Ramban district.(PTI File Photo/For Representation)

Initially misconstrued as an incident of fratricide, the attack which left a jawan of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) dead and an ASI injured at a camp of the paramilitary force in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday turned out to be a terror attack.

Mohan Lal, senior superintendent of police of Ramban, told Hindustan Times that around 7.05pm on Wednesday, ultras fired at SSB jawans from a close range with a pistol, when they were returning to their camp.

“In the firing, head constable Ramparvesh Yadav was killed and ASI Sham Singh was injured. The three ultras then snatched two rifles, an AR 41 and an INSAS from the SSB personnel before fleeing from the spot,” the SSP said.

The incident took place near Navyuga Engineering base camp.

The slain head constable Yadav was a native of Balia in Uttar Pradesh. A wreath laying ceremony was held at Ramban on Thursday where senior officers from the SSB, police and army paid their last respects to Yadav.

Lal said the SSB had deployed its personnel at an under-construction road tunnel in Banihal.

The senior police officials said three youngsters of Banihal area, who have been missing from their homes since the time of the attack., are suspected to be behind the attack.

They have been identified as Aqib Ahmed Najar of Kaskoot village, Gazanfar Khan of Banihal and Mohammed Arif of Asher Banihal. A search operation is on to nab them, the SSP said.