A police vehicle was attacked by militants in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday morning. No casualties or injuries have been reported yet. The vehicle was travelling from Anantnag to Shopian when the incident happened.
There was an exchange of fire between the police and terrorists in the Landoora and Harmain areas of the Haji Pora village of the district but no loss of life or injuries were reported, sources in the Indian Army and the Jammu and Kashmir Police told International Business Times India. Stones were also pelted at the police vehicle. The militants escaped from the scene while the police vehicle suffered a flat tyre in the attack. Search operations are underway in the area.
However, there were conflicting reports in the media as to whether the attack took place in the Kulgam district or the Shopian district. Indian Army and state police sources confirmed to IBTimes India that the attack took place in Shopian and that it was a police 'rakshak' vehicle belonging to Deputy Superintendent of Police DAR Shopian Tejinder Singh and not an MLA.
At least four people, including three Indian Army jawans and a civilian, were killed and five other jawans injured after terrorists attacked an army patrolling party in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on February 23 this year. Pakistan-based terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen had claimed responsibility for the attack.