Update: CRPF officer injured in militant attack in Srinagar dies. reports news agency PTI.
Srinagar & Guwahati: Militants on Monday attacked security forces at Nowhatta in downtown Srinagar, injuring five personnel, and triggering a gunfight. The unspecified number of militants fired at the security forces in the area which is close to the historic Jama Masjid. Five security personnel were injured in the militant attack, a police official said. The exchange of fire was going on. The attack came as the country is celebrating the 70th Independence Day.
In the second terror incident, Suspected ULFA- Independent militants exploded four bombs in various parts of Assam’s Tinsukia district on Monday as the state celebrated the 70th Independence Day. There was no casualty or injury in any of the explosions. An improvised explosive devise (IED) exploded near Indira Gandhi School at Laipuli on the outskirts of district headquarters of Tinsukia town at 7.15 am, the police said. This was followed by another explosion in line no.6 of Badlabhata tea estate in Doomdooma area where the third IED was also set off at Masuwa locality, they said. The fourth one exploded at Gamtumati in Philobari area where ULFA-I militants on August 12 night had shot dead two persons and injured six others in indiscriminate firing at Bahbon village
In a separate incident, three Pakistani infiltrators were gunned down by security forces in J&K’s Uri sector. One injured colonel of JAK Rifles shifted to hospital. The Army on Monday foiled an infiltration bid near the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Kashmir, killing three terrorists. This is the third infiltration bid foiled by the Army this month. Meanwhile, five Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans and one Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel were injured after terrorists attacked security forces in Srinagar. The exchange of gunfire between security forces and terrorists are still on in Srinagar. Security forces have cordoned off the area. Total 3 terrorists killed in ongoing op so far.