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Jaish militants kill CISF officer on Srinagar outskirts

Srinagar, Oct 27: An officer of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) was killed after militants attacked a forces camp guarding a power grid station at Wagoora area of Nowgam in outskirts of Srinagar during the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.

Reports said that militants opened fire upon the CISF post at Wagoora at around 1:00 am resulting injuries in injuries to one Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI).

The injured officer identified as Rajesh Kumar was immediately taken to nearby hospital by his colleagues where doctors declared him brought dead.

SSP Srinagar Imtiaz Ismail Parray confirmed the incident and said that investigation into the case was launched.
He said that the guards returned fire in retaliation, however, there were no reports of injury to other side.

Later in a statement, militant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed the 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,” a spokesperson of the militant outfit said in a statement.

The spokesperson said militant outfit would carry out more attacks “as revenge for every person martyred in Kulgam by Indian forces recently.”

Jaish also claimed responsibility for three attacks on forces at Gagran and Mantribugh in Shopian district, in which it said several army troopers and policemen were injured in “sniper and grenade attacks.” (With inputs from GNS)