ITBP convoy attacked, another militant killed at LoC

MILITANTS fired attacked ITBP convoy near Vessu, Qazigund in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district in the wee hours of Satuday.

Published: 11th June 2017 06:33 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th June 2017 06:37 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

SRINAGAR: Militants fired attacked ITBP convoy near Vessu, Qazigund in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district in the wee hours of Satuday.

A police spokesman said militants fired from AK-47 rifles towards the ITBP convoy. “A car was hit by bullets, injuring a person named Arif Ahmad travelling in the vehicle. He was rushed to Srinagar hospital for specialised treatment,” he said.

He said about 20 empty cases of AK ammunition were recovered from the spot.

Meabwhile, Defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said the troops foiled an infiltration bid in Gurez sector of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Saturday. He said a militant was killed and a weapon recovered from his possession.

The forces  have killed by 13 militants in the region in last four days. Twenty four infiltration attempts of militants have been foiled along the LoC in the State this year and 40 militants have been killed, he added.

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