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Terrorists ambush SSB patrol party, jawan killed, 6 others injured


Terrorists ambush SSB patrol party, jawan killed, 6 others injured

Srinagar, Oct 14: At least 1 Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) jawan succumbed to his injuries and six others were seriously injured today when terrorists attacked them in and 's Zakura.

Gunshots were heard in area around 7:30 pm when the party was returning back from their law and order duties. Police sources said that shots were heard at Industrial Estates Building, Zakura, near petrol pump. SSB party was fired upon and 9 jawans have been injured. One jawan has succumbed to injuries while others have been hospitalised.

The militants took advantage of the darkness and managed to escape from the spot. This comes in the backdrop of increased attacks on the security forces in the valley after the announcement of surgical strikes in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.

The terrorists ambushed the patrol party while it was returning from duty in Zakura.

“Search operations are currently underway to trace and neutralise the terrorists involved in the deadly attack,” Deepak Kumar, IG, SSB, said.

Zakura is in the outskirts of Srinagar city around 12 kilometers from the city centre.

Srinagar: Terrorists opened fire on a convoy of Shashtra Seema Bal (SSB) in Srinagar on Friday evening, killing one jawan and injuring at least eight others.

The ambush took place on the Hazratbal-Ganderbal road in Zakura on the outskirts of Srinagar.

The SSB personnel were returning to camp from patrol duty when the attack took place around 7.30 pm. There were six vehicles carrying the jawans.

“Three companies of an SSB patrol party were returning to camp. The terrorists opened fire on one of the vehicles,” IG SSB Deepak Kumar said.

One jawan was martyred while eight others were injured, four of them critically. The injured were admitted to hospital.

“The jawans couldn't aggressively retaliate given the civilian population,” the officer said.

Meanwhile, the security forces have launched a massive search operation in the area which is still underway.

The terrorists are believed to have fled the scene after the attack.

The latest attack comes days after the Indian Army carried out “surgical strikes” against several terror camps in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir.

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