Anantnag Attacks: In the Anantnag Attack today five CRPF soldiers were killed in and one militant was eventually neutralized. Many security personnel were also injured after the militants attacked security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag today. This is another big attack on CRFP jawans after the deadly Pulwama attacks where more than 40 troopers were killed.
Two militants were also killed, said the police. While police sources said it appears to be a Fidayeen attack, they did not however confirm the complete details.
The incident took place near the general bus stand at KP Chowk when vehicle-borne militants opened fire at the security forces, said CRPF sources. PKP road, where the attack took place, is on the way to the Amarnath Yatra, which will begin from July 1.
The CRPF jawans were deployed on law-and-order duty. The injured personnel have been taken to Janglat Mandi Hospital. “The area has been cordoned off, more forces have been called in,” an unidentified police official said.
According to Kashmiri Kashmiri news agency GNS, the Al-Umar Mujahideen, a Pakistan-based militant group led by Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar, claimed responsibility for the attack. Zargar was one of the terrorists freed by India along with Masood Azhar in return for the passengers of Indian Airlines flight IC 814 hijacked in 1999.