Update: One jawan of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and a police officer were killed in the attack. Al-umar-Mujahideen terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Update: Home Minister Rajnath Singh speaks to SSB DG after ZakuraAttack. SSB DG to visit attack spot on Saturday, reports ANI
Update: Total of 7 SSB jawans injured. Search ops underway, reports news agency ANI.
Srinagar: Four personnel of paramilitary force SSB were injured this evening when militants attacked their convoy in Zakura area on the outskirts of Srinagar.
Militants fired at the vehicles of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) which were ferrying the personnel to their camp after performing law and order duties in the city, a security force official said.
He said four SSB personnel sustained injuries in the attack. The injured have been admitted to a hospital for treatment.
Security forces immediately cordoned off the area and launched search operations to track down the militants.
This is the first militant attack in the city since the encounter at Nowhatta on August 15 in which a CRPF commandant was killed and nine other personnel were injured.