Five CRPF soldiers were killed and three others were seriously injured in a major suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Wednesday. A militant also died in the fidayeen attack.
Sources told International Business Times, India, that a group of militants attacked a police patrolling party at the busy KP Road and there could be more casualties.
The Station House Officer of the Anantnag police station was also injured. This is the major terror attack after the suicide bombing on a bus ferrying CRPF soldiers in Pulwama district on February 14. All the injured soldiers have been rushed to BB Cantonment hospital in Srinagar.
The wiped out-militant outfit Al-Umar Mujahideen has claimed responsibility of the attack. Al-Umar is headed by Mushtaq Latram, a Kashmiri militant who was released by the government along with Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar during the 1999 Indian Airlines plane hijacking.
(This is a developing story and will be updated soon)