Militants strike J&K, Assam as India celebrates I-Day

RSTV Bureau
Courtesy: Twitter/ ANI_news

Courtesy: Twitter/ ANI_news

As India celebrates its 70th Independence Day, the border state of Jammu and Kashmir continued to witness firing.

Militants attacked security forces at Nowhatta in downtown Srinagar and killed one CRPF officer while injuring four other personnel. It is still unclear how many militants are engaged in the gunfight.

Firing took place in the area which is close to the historic Jama Masjid. The exchange of fire was going on.

Assam too witnessed an attack on Monday morning. Four explosions rocked Assam’s Tinsukhia district.

Suspected ULFA- Independent militants exploded four bombs in different places in Tinsukhia. So far no casualty has been reported in Assam.

An improvised explosive devise (IED) exploded near Indira Gandhi School at Laipuli on the outskirts of district headquarters of Tinsukia town at 7.15 AM, the police said.

This was followed by another explosion in line no.6 of Badlabhata tea estate in Doomdooma area where the third IED was also set off at Masuwa locality, the police explained.

The bomb exploded at Gamtumati in Philobari area where ULFA-I militants had shot dead two persons and injured six others in indiscriminate firing at Bahbon village on the night of August 12.

(With inputs from PTI)