Wreath Laying Ceremony Held as Nation Bids Adieu to Zakura Martyr
The SSB team was attacked on the outskirts of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir.
Wreath Laying Ceremony of Zakura Martyr
The lone martyr in Friday’s attack on SSB team in Zakura was given a final farewell in Kashmir.
The jawan, Ghanshyam Gurjar, was shot while the patrol party was returning to the camp on the outskirts of Srinagar. He belonged to the SSB’s 59th Batallion and was moved from UP to Kashmir 2.5 months ago.
He joined the SSB when he was 22, reported CNN News18.
Al-Umar Mujahideen Claims Responsibility
Banned Al-Umar Mujahideen terrorist organisation claimed the responsibility for carrying out the attack and also warned of similar actions in near future.
This outfit had become dormant in the early part of 1990s and ceased to exist after its chief, Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar alias 'Mushtaq Latram', was arrested in 1992.
Zargar was one of the three prisoners exchanged for passengers of IC-814 plane that was hijacked by Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group in 1999.
Besides Zargar, the other two released were Jaish chief Maulana Masood Azhar and Sheikh Omar.
The claim by the outfit signalled revival of the militant group in Kashmir after more than two decades.
One Jawans Martyred
One jawan, Ghanshyam Gurjar, lost his life in the terror attack, reported Reuters India.
Of the other eight jawans who were injured in the attack, four are critical, said Deepak Kumar, IG SSB.
Terrorists Open Fire at a Patrol Party
Terrorists opened fire on a Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) patrol party near a CRPF camp in Zakura in Kashmir injuring eight SSB jawans.
The encounter came to an end after firing went on for 30 minutes. The terrorists managed to escape but search operations were underway.
The jawans were injured in the attack, while they were returning from duty, said Deepak Kumar, IG SSB.
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