Terror attack in Pulwama: Four, 55 Rashtriya Rifles personnel, were martyred on Monday in a gun battle with terrorists in Pulwama on Monday. The forces were conducting searches, the militants fired upon them, triggering off a gun battle.
The slain soldiers are Major V S Dhondial, Havaldar Sheo Ram and Sepoys Hari Singh and Ajay Kumar.
Two Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist were killed: Identified as Kamran, a Pakistani national and top commander of the Jaish, and Hilal Ahmad, a local recruited by the terror group, PTI reported. Kamran’s role in the February 14 suicide bombing of a CRPF convoy was under the scanner of investigators.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area during the night after receiving inputs about the presence of militants in the area.
A cordon and search operation by the security forces have also been launched in village Krawora in Shopian.
Traders’ body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has called for a nationwide strike on Monday to express solidarity with the families of 40 CRPF jawans martyred in the Pulwama terror attack last week. In a statement issued yesterday, the CAIT said that commercial markets will remain closed and there will be no business activity through out the day.