Srinagar attackers are from across the border, says DIG, CRPFJanuary 6th, 2010 - 10:55 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Jan.6 (ANI): Suicide attackers involved in firing and lobbing of grenade on a security force picket in Srinagar on Wednesday at Lal Chowk are from across the border, said a senior official of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Wednesday.
The attackers fired at a CRPF picket and then hurled a grenade before entering into a hotel building at Lal Chowk, the main business centre at the heart of Srinagar.
“As per the initial information one journalist is injured, one police personnel is injured and one is killed. At least two, could be more…they (militants) are definitely from across the border,” Nalin Bhatnagar, CRPF Deputy Inspector General and also the in-charge of the continuing gunbattle, said.
The injured are presently being administered medical treatment at a hospital in Srinagar.
The gun battle between security personnel and the militants is still on after five hours at Lal Chowk area in Srinagar.
The terrorists are engaged in the gun battle with CRPF personnel and police officials. They are hiding in a hotel at Lal Chowk and there number is believed to be two.
The area has been cordoned off.
So far (till 9.20.p.m, Wednesday), at least two security personnel are reportedly feared to have died and four others, including a media person, injured. It all happened after terrorists lobbed grenades and fired at the Central Reserve Police Force.
Meanwhile, Jamait-e-Mujahiddin, a terrorist group, has taken responsibility for today’s incident, a private channel reported.
Last week four soldiers were killed when militants ambushed a security patrol in south Kashmir. (ANI)
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