Three Border Security Force personnel were killed and 12 others were injured after suspected militants opened fire at a BSF convoy in South Kashmir’s Bijbhera town.
Army and Special Operation Group of Police launched an operation in the area to track the suspected militants involved in the attack.
Hizbul Mujahideen has claimed responsibility for the attack. Officials said that attack took place around 4.20 pm at Goriwan when the BSF convoy was on way to Srinagar.
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Criticising the militants attack on the BSF convoy, J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti questioned Pakistan’s love for the people of Kashmir.
“If you claim that you have lot of love for the people of Kashmir then what kind of love it is?” she asked, addressing a function during the inauguration of a convention complex in Jammu today evening.
Expressing grief over the casualties among BSF personnel in militants attack, Mehboobba said that she fails to understand as to what the perpetrators of violence can achieve through such attacks.
“If they look towards Pakistan, there their own children are getting killed in schools and they are themselves fighting the gun with all their might,” she said.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh today directed BSF chief K K Sharma to rush to Jammu and Kashmir to asses the situation.
Soon after the attack, the Home Minister spoke to the Director General of the Border Security Force and instructed him to rush to the spot to review the situation.
Singh has also expressed deep anguish over the death of the BSF personnel in the ambush and prayed for recovery of the injured, an official said.