CISF officer killed in militant attack
JeM claims responsibility
Srinagar: A Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officer was killed in an attack in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said Saturday.
“In the intervening night, a standoff fire by militants took place at the grid Station Wagoora in Budgam district in which one ASI of CISF sustained serious bullet injuries,” a police spokesman said.
He said the attack was, however, successfully repulsed by the alert sentry at the spot.
“The injured ASI Rajendra Prasad was evacuated to the hospital for medical attention but succumbed at the hospital,” the spokesman said, adding the area has been sanitized by the security forces.
Meanwhile, militant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad has claimed responsibility for the killing.
“The cadres of the Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit carried out a sniper and grenade attack on a CISF check post in Wagoora, Nowgam, killing officer Rajesh Kumar and wounding several others,” Mohammad Hassan claiming to be the spokesperson of the militant outfit, said in a statement issued to a local news gathering agency ‘GNS’.
The spokesperson said militant outfit would carry out more attacks “as revenge for every person martyred in Kulgam by forces recently.”