One BSF jawan killed in militant attack on convoy in Srinagar

One BSF jawan killed in militant attack on convoy in Srinagar
Srinagar A BSF jawan was killed and two others injured in a militant attack on their convoy in the outskirts of Srinagar today, police said.

The ultras opened fire on the convoy of 8th Battalion BSF near Chanapora bridge in the outskirts of Srinagar this morning, resulting in injuries to three constables, the police said.

The three injured personnel were admitted to 92 Base Hospital of the Army at Badamibagh cantonment, where one of them, constable Kalita, who had suffered a bullet injury to his ear, succumbed, the police said.

The condition of two other jawans -- constables Hem Singh and Saikia -- was stated to be stable.

Two empty cartridges of AK ammunition have been recovered from the scene of the incident.

This is the second attack on security forces in two weeks.

On March 13, five CRPF personnel were killed and several others injured in a suicide attack by Lashkar-e-Toiba militants in Bemina area of the city.

Two militants were killed in retaliatory action, while police has arrested four persons including a Pakistani national in the course of investigation into the attack.

Story First Published: March 21, 2013 14:54 IST

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