Two Sashastra Seema Bal troopers who were returning to their camp after patrolling the tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar highway were injured in the attack; one of them died later during treatment.
"The two terrorists, Gazanfer and Arif, involved in the attack were arrested and a hunt is on for a third terrorist. Two weapons were also recovered," a police officer told news agency IANS.
A day later, Jammu and Kashmir minister Naeem Akhtar had a narrow escape after his motorcade was attacked with grenades at Tral in south Kashmir. Three civilians were killed in the attack and the minister's driver was critically injured.
Among the dead were an 85-year-old man and a 22-year-old student Pinti Kaur, who was doing a Masters at the Islamic University. Thirty people were injured too, including eight Central Reserve Police Force men and four Jammu and Kashmir policemen.
With inputs from IANS
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