ASI, CRPF man among six injured in J&K grenade attack
SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI: Six people, including a J&K police ASI, a CPRF agent and four civilians, were injured in an attack on a patrol in Budgam central district on Tuesday afternoon.
The terrorists threw a hand grenade at the staff of the 181 billion CRPFs deployed to the main market in the Pakherpora area of Budgam, leaving six wounded, including an assistant J&K deputy police inspector, a CRPF agent and four civilians, said a senior police officer.
The injured security officers, identified as ASI Ghulam Rasool aka Dilawar and Officer Santosh Kumar, were admitted to Pakherpora Sub-District Hospital with minor injuries, while the four civilians were transferred to Srinagar SMHS Hospital for advanced treatment. Hospital doctors said.
Meanwhile, J&K DGP Dilbagh Singh, while addressing journalists at RTC Humhama on the sidelines of the crown-laying ceremony of the CRPF trio killed at Monday's Handwara meeting, said continued antimilitancy operations will further escalate in Kashmir and that security arrangements have been stepped up. intensified by the same. We will continue to chase them to kill, he added.
There have been ongoing infiltration attempts lately, and some even managed to sneak in and mingle with those who were already active in the Sopore area and were on our radar. In the Chanjmulla village of Handwara, the terrorists were hunted for three days, after which the forces concentrated on their hideout. Unfortunately, we lost two Army officers, two soldiers and an SI police in the encounter, DGP Singh said, while condemning the death of the 14-year-old physically disabled boy who died in the crossfire.
The central security establishment sees the latest increase in terrorist attacks in Kashmir as a common phenomenon seen during Ramzan when most terrorist groups activate and intensify operations in the Valley. This was not the case last year as forces were at the top and neutralizing terrorists in large numbers. With the anniversary of the Battle of Badr approaching May 11 (Ramzan Day 17), we hope that terrorists will attempt more attacks as it is widely believed by teams like Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Taiba - now operating under the garb of the Resistance Front (TRF) - they will go to jannat if they kill non-believers in this period. But the forces are fully prepared to defeat his designs, a senior central paramilitary officer said.
“While we have suffered some setbacks in the past few days, we will soon be making the scores even. There will be retaliation ahead and sustained operations by the forces to neutralize the terrorists, added the official. On the civilian casualties caused in the recent terrorist attacks, the officer said it was not unusual for terrorists to use Kashmiri people as shields, which also sometimes puts their lives at risk.