One Sashastra Seema Bal Jawan Killed, 8 hurt in militant attack in Srinagar : A SSB soldiers was killed and six other security personnel injured when guerrillas attacked their convoy on the outskirts of jammu kashmir Srinagar on october 15, police said. SSB soldiers was killed and six other security men, including five SSB soldier and a state police driver, injured when militants attacked the convoy in Zakura area, 12 km from Lal Chowk city centre,around 7 pm, police said. 3-vehicle convoy of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) was returning after the day’s law and order duties on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway when militants attacked it outside the industrial estate in Zakura area where the SSB soldier are camped.
According to IG SSB Deepak Kumar, three companies of SSB patrol party were returning to camp from duty when at around 7:30 pm terrorists opened fire on one of the vehicle. “Four SSB jawans have been injured in the attack, while they were returning from duty.”
“Jawans retaliated but couldn’t fire aggressively given the public population. 1 soldier lost his life, while 8 others are injured. Around 40-50 rounds were fired on our convoy,” added Kumar.
Security forces immediately cordoned off the area and launched search operations to track down the militants.