Terrorist attack on bus carrying CISF personnel captured on video
Jammu, Apr 23: The purported video of the the terrorist attack on Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) bus on Friday has gone viral on social media. News agency has posted the unverified clip of the incident on Twitter.
The bus carrying 15 personnel was attacked on the early hours of Friday, just two days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the Samba district on Sunday to address panchayats across the country on 'Panchayati Raj Diwas'.
In the clip, the terrorists are seen attacking the bus.
The CISF, in a statement, said, all the CISF personnel came under heavy firing from the terrorists. "The CISF personnel immediately took position and retaliated. During the course of retaliation, terrorists lobbed grenades and by taking advantage of darkness managed to escape from the spot towards the nearby residential area," the CISF said as per the PTI.
In the attack, the Central Armed Police Force said, Assistant Sub Inspector S.P. Patel of CISF laid down his life while undergoing treatment in hospital, one personnel was grievously injured and six other personnel of the Force sustained minor injuries while valiantly retaliating against the terrorist attack.
All injured are undergoing treatment at Jammu Medical College and Hospital in Jammu. In the subsequent action, security forces succeeded to eliminate the two terrorists responsible for the attack. As per information from the sources, two fidayeens (Aatma ghati) terrorists of the Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit were present in the area, said the CISF.
"These terrorists were planning to target the security forces and innocent people. If they could have managed to surpass the outer cordon (Naka), a major loss to the security forces might have been caused," said the CISF.
Due to the valiant response by CISF personnel, a major fidayeen attack was not only averted but terrorists were contained and eliminated also, said the force. The Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha expressed condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured.