7 attacks in 4 hours: Militants target Army camps, retired HC judge’s residence in J&K; at least 13 security personnel injured
Militants on Tuesday carried out a series of attacks to target security forces in Jammu and Kashmir. Seven attacks in a span of a few hours injured at least 13 jawans in the Valley. While Army camps were targeted in attacks in four attacks, a CRPF camp was attacked in another. Besides this, a police station and a retired high court judge's residence were also targeted in the series of attacks.
DGP SP Vaid told PTI there was intelligence input about terror attacks on the 17th day of Ramzan today and the anniversary of Battle of Badr, the first battle of Islam which took place in March 624 AD, and all necessary precautions were taken.
A grenade was hurled at a CRPF camp at Ladiyar in Tral area of Pulwama district. 10 paramilitary jawans were injured in the attack, a police official said.
Later in the evening, the militants opened firing on the security personnel guarding the residence of a retired high court judge at Anchidora in Anantnag district, injuring two cops and decamping with four rifles. The ultras opened fire on the police post guarding the residence of Justice (retd) Muzaffar Hussain Attar at Anchidora in Anantnag at around 8.30 pm, official sources said.
Another took place on a CRPF camp at Padgampora in Pulwama, but no one was hurt in it as the grenade hurled by the militants exploded mid-air.
The militants also hurled a grenade at Pulwama police station, resulting in minor injuries to a policeman. Another attack took place near Bomai in North Kashmir's Sopore, but no damage was caused.
The security forces are looking at the incidents in connection with the upcoming Amarnath Yatra. The pilgrimage, beginning on June 29, will take place via Pahalgam and Baltal. Nearly 30,000 personnel are to be deployed for the security.