Srinagar: Jawan killed, 8 injured in militant attack on SSB convoy

SSB convoy attacked in Srinagar: The jawans retaliated and the firing lasted 15 minutes. A senior police officer said a jawan succumbed to injuries at the hospital. “The condition of two other jawans is critical,” he said.

Written by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Updated: October 18, 2016 12:00 pm
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A Sashastra Seema Bal jawan was killed and eight others were injured on Friday when militants attacked a convoy of three SSB vehicles at Zakura, on the outskirts of Srinagar. The militants fled after firing at the convoy and security personnel have mounted a search operation.

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Police said the jawans were on their way to a camp when they were attacked. The jawans retaliated and the firing lasted 15 minutes. A senior police officer said a jawan succumbed to injuries at the hospital. “The condition of two other jawans is critical,” he said.

Following the attack, the J&K Police Special Operations Group and paramilitary forces launched a search operation in the area. The injured jawans have been taken to the Army base hospital. “We heard gunshots close to the CRPF camp and the police station. After 10 minutes, the firing stopped and we heard single shots being fired for the next 10 minutes. We thought it was an attack on either the police or the CRPF,” Rayees Ahmad, a resident of the area, said.
Police officers said they had inputs that militants might try to target police or the CRPF in the city. On Wednesday, the IG Police had said personnel were on high alert.

Meanwhile, Governor N N Vohra chaired a high-level security meeting, attended by top police, Army and paramilitary officers, at the Raj Bhavan. After the meeting, an official spokesperson reiterated the need for “a multi-agency security audit to be conducted by the state police in close collaboration with the IB, CAPF, Army, Air Force and other agencies concerned”.

The spokesperson said that against the backdrop of terror attacks in Poonch, Uri, Handwara and Pampore, it was decided that surveillance should be enhanced not only along the IB and the LoC but also in the hinterland.

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    Fire
    Oct 15, 2016 at 4:09 am
    Have you got your mother's gas plugged Prateeeeek. It is polluting India
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      Fire
      Oct 15, 2016 at 2:20 am
      It is a surgical strikes by Indian army on militants camps.
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        Fire
        Oct 15, 2016 at 4:12 am
        No I am striving for your daughter and sister. I don't need 72 but only two
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          Fire
          Oct 15, 2016 at 4:13 am
          Son of gas leaking mother.
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            Fire
            Oct 15, 2016 at 4:14 am
            Son of prosute who is leaking gas. Prateeeeeerrrk.
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              Fire
              Oct 15, 2016 at 4:10 am
              drinker Prateek. Why don't you get your mother's gas plugged. How long she will make gas strikes
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                Fire
                Oct 15, 2016 at 4:08 am
                Your father
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                  zeed
                  Oct 15, 2016 at 1:31 am
                  Dying a. Shameful death for an ungrateful nation. Political cowards. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Must have been a shocker .. no stone pelting.
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                    jawwad
                    Oct 15, 2016 at 3:10 am
                    feeling happy . india can not do anythinglt;br/gt;why you are not doing surgical strikes nowlt;br/gt;hahahalt;br/gt;burhan wani zindabad
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                      jawwad
                      Oct 15, 2016 at 5:29 am
                      we are feeling sorry by killing poor lt;br/gt;villager jawans . plz send RSS and MNS
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                        jawwad
                        Oct 15, 2016 at 5:27 am
                        we will attack you anywhere anytimelt;br/gt;plz do surgical strikes I am waitinglt;br/gt;and don't forget to bring akshay
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                          PN badri
                          Oct 15, 2016 at 12:32 pm
                          Surgical strikes claims boomerang on ruling party and terrorist activities flourishing in the border worrysome. Hightime to replace defence minister better late than never.
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                            DD
                            Oct 15, 2016 at 5:16 am
                            To Counter BRICS, lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;stan aligns with Rwanda, Iraq, Congo, Kazakhstan and Somalia....lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;They are calling themselves P R I C K S!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;..
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                              DD
                              Oct 15, 2016 at 6:59 am
                              To Counter BRICS, lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;stan aligns with Rwanda, Iraq, Congo, Kazakhstan and Somalia....lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;They are calling themselves P R I C K S!
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                                Neeraj
                                Oct 15, 2016 at 7:07 am
                                Maha-mads are pregnant with their second child Balochistan. First child Bangladesh is doing well.
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                                  Neeraj
                                  Oct 15, 2016 at 6:50 am
                                  Maha-mads are to be kil$$ed. These do$gs are to b finished off.
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                                    Neeraj
                                    Oct 15, 2016 at 6:59 am
                                    Surgical strike made Maha-mads pregnant and Bangladesh was born. Now they r pregnant with their second child Balochistan who they will deliver soon. The father is India.
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                                      Neeraj
                                      Oct 15, 2016 at 7:02 am
                                      Surgical strike made Maha-mads pregnant and Bangladesh was born. Now they r pregnant with their second child Balochistan who they will deliver soon. The father is India.
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                                        Neeraj
                                        Oct 15, 2016 at 6:57 am
                                        Surgical strike made u pregnant and Bangladesh was born. Now u r pregnant with your second child Balochistan who you will deliver soon. The father is India.
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                                          Neeraj
                                          Oct 15, 2016 at 6:58 am
                                          Surgical strike made u pregnant and Bangladesh was born. Now u r pregnant with your second child Balochistan who you will deliver soon. The father is India.
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                                            Neeraj
                                            Oct 15, 2016 at 6:56 am
                                            U eat sh$$t of Arabs who k$cks ur daily. BTW ur master cannot handle who drinks Jews' ur$ine for survival? BTW are you drinking Jews' uri$ne regularly just as advised by maha-mad?
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