Fear grips Baramulla after militants kill 3 security men

SansadTV Bureau
Srinagar: Security personnel patrolling on a deserted street during curfew in Srinagar, August 16, 2016. Photo - PTI

Srinagar: Security personnel patrolling on a deserted street during curfew in Srinagar, August 16, 2016.
Photo – PTI

Two army men and a cop were killed while three other security personnel were injured in a fresh militant attack in Baramulla district of Kashmir. The attack comes at a time when Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh is scheduled to visit Jammu and Kashmir 16 Corps Headquarters on Wednesday to review security situation in the state.

Police said that militants ambushed an army convoy at Khwajabagh in Baramulla around 2.30 am on Wednesday morning and killed two soldiers and injured two others.

“One policeman was also killed while another cop was injured as their vehicle also came under attack by the militants,” said an official.

Police and army have launched massive operation to track down the attackers, who fled the spot after the attack.

Kashmir has been witnessing violence for the past one and half month with security forces and the local protesters entering into clashes.

Union Home minister Rajnath Singh held a meeting with top officials on Tuesday along with National Security Advisor, to take the stock of fragile situation.

The Union Home minister instructed officials to try their best to restore peace in the border state as early as possible and avoid casualties of both civilians and security personnel, the sources said.

Meanwhile, little has changed in the situation with curfew remaining in force in entire Srinagar district and Anantnag town for the last 40 days.

Schools, colleges and private offices remained closed while public transport remained off the roads due to the strike called by the separatists. Attendance in government offices was observed thin after transportation in many parts of the valley came to stand still.

(With PTI Inputs)