BJP leader targeted in Kashmir; ops on to flush out terrorists


BJP leader targeted in Kashmir; ops on to flush out terrorists

BJP leader Anwar Khan was targeted by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday but the politician escaped unhurt.

Terrorists attacked Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Anwar Khan at Khanmoh area in Pulwama district.

One of the policemen sustained bullet wounds in the incident while the militants managed to escape from the spot, reports added. The hiding terrorist s however fired upon the security forces.

As the joint team of forces intensified the searches in the village to trace out the hiding attackers, the militants fired upon forces triggering off an encounter.

Ahmad was rushed to a hospital, where his condition was stated to be stable.

"Security forces, following leads (about presence of terrorist s), cordoned a cluster of houses at Balhama".

They had come to Budgam with the intention to carry out some attack, the police said.

Police said three militants are involved in the incident. "Their identities are being ascertained", a police spokesman said.

Incriminating material including arms and ammunition was seized from the 2 terrorists.