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Islamic State claims June 16 attack on CRPF battalion in Srinagar

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 18 Jun 2018, 05:28:25 PM
Islamic State claims June 16 attack on CRPF battalion in Srinagar

New Delhi:

Islamic State (IS) has claimed that it’s “fighter” had carried out the June 16 attack on 29 Battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Jammu and Kashmir police at Pantha Chowk in Srinagar.

On June 16, after Eid celebrations, a terrorist had opened fire at CRPF and J&K police personnel. One CRPF Jawan was injured in the attack claimed by the international terrorist organisation IS.

The black flags of the Islamic State and Pakistan were also waived during the clashes which broke out after Namaz offering. Protesters, with their faces covered, hurled stones at the security forces, prompting them to use tear gas shells to disperse the mob.

This was the third attack in the country which was claimed by the IS. The terror organisation had carried out several attacks across the world and had footprints in many countries including the US, UK and France, but it failed to set up its base in India.

However, the security forces have increased their vigilance in wake of the recent attack claimed by the Islamic State.

Earlier in February 2018, the IS had claimed involvement in an attack on a Badgam post in which Senior Constable Shameer Ahmed was martyred.

In November 2017, a terrorist attack in Srinagar’s Zakura in which Sub-Inspector Imran Tak was killed, was also claimed by the terror organisation. 

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First Published : 18 Jun 2018, 09:39:11 AM