2 BSF men killed in J&K militant attack

Officials said militants attacked a BSF vehicle near Quil village, one kilometre ahead of the main Air Force station.

Written by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Published:August 17, 2014 1:17 am

Militants attacked a Border Security Force vehicle near the Air Force station in South Kashmir’s Quil area Saturday, killing two BSF personnel.

This is the fourth militant attack in South Kashmir in the last one week. High alert has been sounded in the area and many villages have been cordoned by the Army and paramilitary forces to track down the militants.

Officials said that militants attacked a BSF vehicle near Quil village, one kilometre ahead of the main Air Force station, in the afternoon. Six BSF personnel including an officer were travelling in the vehicle when it was attacked from different directions. Two BSF men, including an assistant sub inspector, were killed and four others sustained injures, according to sources. Officials said the vehicle was on way from the Quil BSF post to the Air Force station.

SP Pulwama Tejinder Singh confirmed the death of two BSF men in the attack. “Four men also sustained injuries in the attack and were shifted to the Air Force hospital and later airlifted to Srinagar Base hospital,’’ he said.

BSF spokesman said that militants have suffered heavy losses in the past few months and they are desperate to attack. “Militants are active in South Kashmir and want to show their presence by attacking BSF and other security personnel. The BSF men who were attacked today were going on rotational duty towards the main Air Force camp,’’ he said.

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