The incident took place near KP Chowk when few vehicle-borne terrorists opened fire at the security forces. The gunfire is still underway.
New Delhi: In a terror attack incident near Oxford Presentation School in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district three armed forces jawans were killed and several others injured on Wednesday. "Gunshots were heard by the locals and grenade was hurled on armed forces by the terrorists," said a senior official.
The incident took place near KP Chowk when few vehicle-borne terrorists opened fire at the security forces. The gunfire is still underway. One militant was also killed in the gunfight.
Officials said, the police force comprised jawans of the 116 Battalion. The injured personnel have been taken to Janglat Mandi Hospital.
The martyred jawans have been identified as assistant sub-inspector SI Nehru Sharma, constable Satinder and constable MK Kushwa, while the injured are Kidar Nath and Rajander Singh. An 18-year-old woman was also injured.
On February 14, at least 40 CRPF jawans were killed in a suicide attack on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Pulwama. The terrorist attack was claimed by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed.
This story is developing and will be updated.
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