Seven paramilitary personnel were injured, one of them critically, in a militant attack in Srinagar early today morning when two gunmen shot at a vehicle carrying them.
Two militants riding a motorcycle fired on the CRPF personnel of 82nd Battalion as they were leaving their headquarters at Shiraz Cinema for law and order duty at around 7.15 AM, Senior Superintendent of Police, Srinagar, Aashiq Bukhari told PTI.
“Seven security force personnel were injured in the militant attack at Victory Crossing near Khanyar,” he said, adding while one jawan received bullet injuries in the chest, six others received injuries on their limbs.
The injured jawans were rushed to SKIMS Hospital at Soura where the doctors said condition of one jawan was “critical”.
Official sources said the driver of the motorcycle was wearing a helmet while the pillion had covered his face with a mask.
No militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.
The area where the shooting took place has been cordoned off and search operations are presently on for the militants.