Terror revisited Kashmir on Tuesday when terrorists carried out five back-to-back attacks against security forces.
The first attack occurred at Lariyar village of Tral when unidentified terrorists hurled a powerful grenade at F-company of 180-battalion CRPF on Tuesday evening. The grenade landed inside the camp and exploded with a big bang, causing injuries to nine soldiers. Three of them received critical wounds and have been shifted to Army’s 92 base hospital at Badami Bagh cantonment in Srinagar.
“It was company location of F-180 location which was targeted. Grenade landed inside the camp which caused the injuries. Nine people are injured and three of them are critical,” said Rajesh Yadav, CRPF spokesman at Srinagar.
Reinforcements have been rushed to the area to augment the forces to track down the terrorists. Forces have launched cordon and search operations in the area to hunt down the terrorists responsible for the attack. “Searches in the area are presently on,” said Yadav.
Terrorists later lobbed another grenade on CRPF camp at Padgampora village. However, it missed the target and exploded in a nearby school without causing any damage.
Terrorists again struck at Anchidora village in Anantnag when they fired at the cops posted at the residence of former J&K high court judge Justice Muzaffar Attar. Two cops were injured and terrorists looted some rifles also.
Terrorists also fired upon army camp with automatic weapons at Sopore. Troops swung into action and fired back.
This is the seventh terror incident in the valley since Sunday night. Two soldiers were injured when terrorists hurled a grenade at 180 battalion headquarters of CRPF at Tral township in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday evening.
Two security men were injured when terrorists, under the cover of stone-pelting mob, hurled a powerful grenade on the security forces at Saraf Kadal in old Srinagar city late Sunday night.
Terrorists later fired at the residence of former minister in South Kashmir’s Shopian district, possibly to snatch the rifles. However, the alert guards immediately retaliated, forcing the terrorists to take a hasty retreat.
The spurt in the terror attacks comes just 15 days before the annual Amarnath Yatra takes off in the valley. More than 200 companies of security forces are additionally being deployed for the security of the yatris in Jammu and Kashmir. This year the annual yatra will take off on June 29 and culminate on the Raksha Bandan Day, which falls on August 7.