2 BSF personnel killed in militant attack in Jammu and Kashmir

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Two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were killed in a militant attack on the outskirts of Srinagar on Wednesday, officials said.

Motorcycle-borne militants fired upon the BSF jawans at a picket in Pandach area in Ganderbal district, 17 km from Srinagar.

One of the BSF personnel was declared brought dead by the doctors at the hospital, another succumbed to injuries, officials said.

Jammu and Kashmir police earlier in a tweet said, “Two BSF jawans on Naka Duty at the outskirts of Srinagar city at Pandaz Chowk were fired upon by 2/3 bike borne militants. One jawan died. Other injured evacuated to hospital.”

Police has cordoned off the area and a hunt has been launched to nab the attackers.