One injured in firing on security vehicles in Kashmir

Srinagar: One person was injured when suspected militants fired at two vehicles belonging to security forces in south Kashmir’s Anantnag early today, police said.

Arif, who works for a construction company in Banihal, was behind the security forces when the firing took place. The gunfire missed the target but hit his car. He was injured too, a police spokesperson said.

“Arif, a resident of Bakshiabad, Anantnag, went to the public health centre in Vesu (in Anantnag) and reported that at around 5 am when he was on his way to Banihal unknown militants fired at two security vehicles which were moving ahead of his car, he said.

Arif’s condition is slated to be stable, the spokesperson added. He has been referred to the SMHS hospital here for specialised treatment.

About 20 empty cases of AK ammunition have been recovered from the spot, the official said.

A case has been registered and investigations have begun.