1 Sashastra Seema Bal jawan martyred in Zakura terror attack; eight injured

By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 14 Oct 2016 09:56 PM
Srinagar: One jawan was martyred and eight others were injured on Friday when militants attacked Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) convoy in Zakura area on the outskirts of Srinagar.

Militants fired at the vehicles of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) which were ferrying the personnel to their camp after performing law and order duties in the city, a security force official said.

He said four SSB personnel sustained injuries in the  attack. The injured have been admitted to a hospital for treatment.

Security forces immediately cordoned off the area and launched search operations to track down the militants.

This is the first militant attack in the city since the encounter at Nowhatta on August 15 in which a CRPF commandant was killed and nine other personnel were injured.