Srinagar: Four soldiers of a road opening party (ROP) of Indian army were injured in a terrorist grenade attack, where two are reportedly in critical condition, in South Kashmir’s Kulgam on Wednesday. The attack took place on a highway when troops were doing a sanitisation drill at Shamshipura in Kulgam district of the Union Territory.
“Terrorists lobbed grenade on Army’s Road Opening Party during the sanitisation drill at 1015 hours today in general area Shamshipura, Khanabal, Kulgam. Four soldiers sustained splinter injuries. Provided first aid and have been evacuated to 92 Base Hospital,” Colonel Rajesh Kalia, the Army’s spokesperson informed.
“Four soldiers sustained splinter injuries when terrorists lobbed a grenade on a road opening party of the Army at Shamsipora in Anantnag district,” official said adding that the injured soldiers were provided first aid locally and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, additional forces have been brought in to track down the attackers, whereas the area has been cordoned off.
On January 3, the J&K Police and Army’s 34 Rashtriya Rifles had nabbed a terror associate of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), who was reportedly involved in providing shelter, logistics and other support to terrorists, including transportation of armaments and explosive material in Kulgam district.