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26 Nov 2020 | 06:16 AM UTC

India: Security personnel killed in attack in Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) November 26

Security personnel killed in attack in Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) on November 26; heightened security presence expected in the area in the near term

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Event

At least two security personnel were killed on Thursday, November 26, during a reported terror attack near the HMT area of Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir). Reports indicate that gunmen traveling in a vehicle opened fire shooting sporadically at an army road opening party. Two soldiers suffered critical injuries and were transported to a medical facility nearby; reports indicate they have since succumbed to their injuries. Unconfirmed reports suggest the incident occurred near a busy civilian market; there were no immediate reports of civilian casualties. The area has been cordoned off as security forces conduct investigations. Search operations are also being conducted to locate the perpetrators who are believed to be linked to the Jaish-e-Mohammed militant group.

Localized disruptions should be anticipated in the vicinity and further attacks are possible.

Advice

Those in Srinagar, and Jammu and Kashmir territory, are advised to monitor developments, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.

Some foreign governments advise their citizens against travel to parts of Kashmir, notably including areas along the Line of Control (LoC), due to the significant risk of violence.

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