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Hizbul Mujahideen claims responsibility for Srinagar attack

Last Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 01:00

Zeenews Bureau

Srinagar: Pro-Pakistan Hizbul Mujahideen has claimed responsibility for fidayeen attack on CRPF jawans in Srinagar, as per news reports on Wednesday.

A spokesman of the Hizb called a local news agency to claim responsibility for the attack.

The outfit would carry out similar attacks in future also, the Hizb spokesman said in a telephonic call to the news agency

Some militants stormed a CRPF camp adjoining a school in Bemina area of Srinagar earlier today killing five jawans and injuring at least seven others.

According to reports, militants sneaked inside a public school and opened indiscriminate firing on civilians, including school children who were playing cricket, and the security forces.

Two militants were shot dead by the security forces in the ensuing firing. Some civilians also sustained severe injuries in the incident.

The security forces cordoned off the entire area to avoid any further casualty.

Senior security officials confirmed the killing of two militants in the cross firing.

"Five jawans have been martyred and seven have been injured," IGP (Kashmir) Abdul Gani Mir told reporters at the spot. Four to five CRPF jawans were among the injured, he said.

"Two fidayeen (suicide militants) were neutralized by the security forces," Mir said.

With PTI inputs

First Published: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 17:12
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