A Central Reserve Police Force officer died and nine others were injured when three terrorists attacked security forces in Srinagar on Monday. Three terrorists were also killed.
The gunfight between the security forces and the terrorists has come to an end. Currently, combing operations are being carried out in the region. One injured colonel of JAK Rifles was shifted to the hospital.
The attack occurred at Nowhatta in downtown Srinagar even as the city and other parts of Kashmir were on high alert on the 70th Independence Day.
The region is close to Bakshi Stadium where Independence Day celebrations were organised on Monday. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was also present at the stadium.
Meanwhile, the Army killed two terrorists who were trying to infiltrate from the Uri sector along Line of Control (LoC) early on Monday.
Union Home Minsiter Rajnath Singh had earlier raised the matter of cross-border terrorism during the SAARC meeting of Home/Interior ministers during his visit to Pakistan earlier this month. However, he had returned incensed at Pakistan's behaviour. Cross-border terrorism has increased manifold, the Army had said last month.
The state has also been in turmoil since the death of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani. Following Wani's death, Kashmiris had protested against the security forces. Protests had turned violent with forces using pellet guns that injured hundreds and killed more than 50 people.