Kashmir: Three army jawans injured in terror attack in Bandipora

Three Indian Army jawans were injured in a terrorist attack at Bandipora in Jammu and Kashmir early on Saturday, which also marks the first death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani.

The terrorists targeted the convoy in Hajin area of the district.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The police described it as a "sneak attack on the vehicles of a road opening party" after which the area was cordoned off and a search operation was launched, according to The Hindustan Times.

A security alert has been sounded across the Valley. Authorities had imposed restrictions on Friday in parts of Kashmir to maintain law and order. In Srinagar, restrictions have been imposed on movement of people in five police station areas, officials said.

The Jammu and Kashmir police had also directed internet service providers to completely suspend their services in Kashmir from Friday until further orders.

Security was also beefed up in view of the death anniversary of Wani. Wani's killing in an encounter with security forces on 8 July last year had triggered massive protests and prolonged period of curfews and shutdowns across the Valley.

With inputs from agencies

Published Date: Jul 08, 2017 08:24 AM | Updated Date: Jul 08, 2017 08:35 AM

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