Jammu Kashmir: Three army Jawans injured in terror attack in Bandipora

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Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir), July 08: Three army jawans were injured in a terror attack in Hajin area of Bandipora on Saturday morning.

The terrorists targeted the convoy in Hajin area of the district.

The police described it as a “sneak attack on the vehicles of a road opening party” after which the area was cordoned off and a search operation was launched, according to The Hindustan Times.

A security alert has been sounded across the Valley. Authorities had imposed restrictions on Friday in parts of Kashmir to maintain law and order. In Srinagar, restrictions have been imposed on movement of people in five police station areas, officials said.

The Jammu and Kashmir police had also directed internet service providers to completely suspend their services in Kashmir from Friday until further orders.

Security was also beefed up in view of the death anniversary of Wani. Wani’s killing in an encounter with security forces on 8 July last year had triggered massive protests and prolonged period of curfews and shutdowns across the Valley.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics, and mortars in the wee hours of Saturday in the Poonch Sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.
Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively to the ceasefire violation which took place around 06:30 a.m.

Today’s attack coincides with the first death anniversary of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani.

More details awaited.

(With inputs from agencies)