Six troopers, girl injured in Kashmir attack

Srinagar: Six CRPF troopers and a girl were injured when militants attacked a security force party on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in the state’s Pulwama district on Monday, police said.

“Six CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) jawans and a civilian girl were injured in Sempora Panthachok area of Jammu-Srinagar highway in the attack,” said a police officer here.

“Reinforcements have been rushed to the area to conduct searches. The injured are being shifted to hospital. Further details are awaited,” the officer added.

The place where the attack is barely five km away from Srinagar district.

The incident came less then a day after a police constable was killed and 11 other security personnel including eight policemen and three CRPF troopers were injured on Sunday evening in Srinagar’s Nowhatta area when militants hurled a grenade when security personnel were being withdrawn from the area.

Militant outfit Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen had claimed responsibility for this attack.