Fidayeen attack in Srinagar 5 CRPF men killed
Suspected Militants on Wednesday attacked a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in the Bemina area of Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir and killed five jawans.
According to reports, militants sneaked inside a public school and opened indiscriminate firing on civilians, including school children playing cricket in the open, and the security forces.
Two militants have been shot dead by the security forces in the ensuing firing. Some civilians have also sustained severe injuries in the incident.
The security forces have cordoned off the entire area to avoid any further casualty.
Security officials have confirmed the killing of two militants in the cross firing. The firing has been suspended as of now and a massive search operation has been launched to ensure if more militants are hiding in the area.
It is believed to be a fidayeen attack as the militants first targeted the CRPF camp and hurled grenades on the security forces and then sneaked inside the public school, which was closed due to the shutdown called by separatist leaders today.
Security officials have also recovered a huge quantity of arms and ammunition from the slain militants.
Bemina area is important as it houses several vital installations belonging to the CRPF, Indian Army and the state government.