Srinagar Attack: 2 army soldiers martyred in terror attack

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Pune, November 26, 2020 : Militants ambushed the Army’s Quick Reaction Team (QRT) in Aban Shah HMT Chowk on the outskirts of Srinagar district of central Kashmir. Two army soldiers were killed in this attack. The attackers were riding in a Maruti car and their number is said to be three. Immediately after the attack, the terrorists escaped from the scene with a car. While absconding, the terrorists had also taken away an AK-47 rifle of the injured jawan. Security forces have launched a campaign to search for these terrorists.

Army spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that the martyred soldiers have been identified as soldier Ratan of 163 Battalion Territorial Army and Deshmukh, a soldier of 101 Battalion of TA.

While confirming the terrorist attack, IGP Kashmir Range Vijay Kumar said that this attack had been carried out by three terrorists. Not only this, the Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist organization is behind this. These terrorists were riding in a Maruti car. After the attack, the absconding terrorists are being chased. Two of the three terrorists in the vehicle had weapons, while the third was driving the car. Out of the three, it is being said that two of them are foreign terrorists. He also said that the martyred soldiers are of the Army’s Kilo Force.

According to the information received from the police, the attack was done in the afternoon. When the army’s QRT team reached Aban Shah HMT Chowk, the army’s QRT team got down from the vehicle and started going towards the shop in the front. The terrorists, already in the Maruti car started firing on the soldiers. A jawan also suffered from bullet injuries because he was close to the shop. This sudden attack by the terrorists did not even allow the security forces to recover. Two army personnel were seriously injured in this shootout. Before the soldiers could respond to the attack, the terrorists riding in the car escaped from there by firing bullets.

The terrorists in the car also took away the AK-47 rifle of the security personnel who fell near the shop during this time. At the same time, other soldiers immediately took care of their injured colleagues and took them to the military hospital. Doctors started the treatment of the injured soldiers but both the soldiers were martyred due to their injuries. At present, the identity of the soldiers has not been ascertained.

At the same time, the army and SOG teams of Jammu and Kashmir Police have started the siege of Aban shah HMT area. An attempt is being made to locate the Maruti car. All points have been alerted. Security forces say that terrorists may still be present in the area. A search operation will be carried out in the area when a siege occurs. At present, no terrorist encounter has been reported.

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