Gunmen were Pak nationals: R K Singh

Hours after a terror attack on a CRPF camp in Srinagar, Union Home Secretary R K Singh said it appeared prima facie that neither of the gunmen was locals, but from across the border.

“First impressions suggested that they were probably from Pakistan,” Singh said. “We lost five men, five of our men were injured. They are out of danger. Three civilians were also injured. They seem to be out of danger as well.”

The Hizbul Mujahaideen’s name cropped up in a terror strike after a long gap.
This was probably purported to take the glare off Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) patron Hafiz Sayeed, intelligence sources said.

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde had said Sayeed was spotted in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir when Pakistani army personnel killed Indian jawans near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir earlier in the year.

This has been the first attack in Srinagar since last October. However, security agencies were put on alert after terror outfits like the LeT, Hizbul Mujahideen and Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami publicly threatened to avenge Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru’s hanging.

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