Seven CRPF personnel were on Wednesday injured, one of them critically, as two motorcycle-borne militants opened indiscriminate firing on them at Khanyar in old city.
Two militants riding a motorcycle fired on the CRPF personnel of 82nd Battalion as they were leaving their headquarters at Shiraz Cinema for law and order duty at around 7.15 a.m., Senior Superintendent of Police, Srinagar, Aashiq Bukhari told PTI.
“Seven security force personnel were injured in the militant attack at Victory Crossing near Khanyar,” he said, adding while one jawan received bullet injuries in the chest, six others received injuries on their limbs.
The injured jawans were rushed to SKIMS Hospital at Soura where the doctors said condition of one jawan was “critical”.
Official sources said the driver of the motorcycle was wearing a helmet while the pillion had covered his face with a mask.
No militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.
Police has sounded an alert across the city and an operation has been launched to track down the assailants.