Even as the Home Secretary accused militants from across the border for their involvement in the attack in Srinagar today that claimed the lives of five security personnel, terrorist group Hizbul Mujahideen today claimed responsibility for the strike.
Kashmir News Network (KNS), a Srinagar-based news agency, said it had received a call from a Hizbul Mujahideen spokesman who claimed responsibility for the "guerilla attack" and said others would follow, a Hindustan Times report stated.
The attack took place in the Bemina area in Srinagar this morning when two militants allegedly sneaked into a recreation ground where CRPF personnel were deployed on account of a strike called in the state today. The militants opened fire on the soldiers and then lobbed grenades on them as well.
Both militants involved in the strike were killed in the shootout with police personnel and were said to be part of a suicide squad of a militant group.
The Hizbul Mujahideen have been involved in multiple terror strikes in the state in the past. (More about them here)
Home Secretary RK Singh said that ‘terrorists from across the border’ were responsible for the deadly attack and speaking to media Singh said that “first impressions are that they are probably from Pakistan”
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Updated Date: Mar 13, 2013 18:24:26 IST