Nation First News: At least 5 CRPF Jawans lost their lives in a suicide attack on CRPF patrolling team on the busy KP Road in Anantnag district with automatic rifles followed by hurling of grenades.
Another CRPF jawan as well as Station House Officer of Anantnag Police Station, Arshad Ahmed, was injured in the attack. One terrorist was gunned down.
Terrorist outfit Al Umar Mujahideen led by Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar has claimed responsibility for the attack. Zargar was one of the terrorists released by India in 1999 during IC-814 hijack.
Meanwhile, the Union Cabinet has extended the President’s Rule in J&K for another 6 months.