LeT militants attack CRPF vehicle in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag, five jawans injured

Srinagar: At least five CRPF personnel were injured on Thursday in a militant attack on a vehicle of security forces in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Militants opened fire on the vehicle of the 96 Battalion CRPF at Lazibal in Anantnag district at 8.30 am, a police official said.

He said three CRPF jawans received bullet injuries while two others were injured after getting hit by broken glass panes of the vehicle.

The injured personnel have been admitted to a hospital, he said, adding an operation has been launched to track down the assailants.

According to Hindustan Times, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) has claimed responsibility for the attack.

A CRPF spokesperson told DNA that that the vehicle was coming from Jammu when the attack took place.

On 9 September, in a similar incident, militants had attacked a police patrol near a bus stand in Anantnag killing a policeman and injuring two other cops.

The attack had come on the backdrop of Rajnath Singh's four-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir. The incident took place about 500 yards from the venue of Singh's scheduled meet with state chief minister Mehbooba Mufti.

The home minister had earlier said that the government would find a solution to the Kashmir conflict regarding Article 35A, apart from terrorism, Naxalism and insurgency in the northeastern region, before 2022, reported The Indian Express.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Nov 02, 2017 11:51 AM

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