The security officer of a BJP leader in Kashmir was injured when suspected militants fired at him on the outskirts of Srinagar, which police described as a failed attempt to snatch his official weapon.
GNS news agency, quoting police sources, mentioned that the PSO was guarding the BJP leader Mohammad Anwar Khan when shots were fired.
Reports say one policeman has been injured in the attack. He's said to be in a stable condition in hospital.
Speaking to the media, Jammu and Kashmir Police chief SP Vaid confirmed that security forces believe at least three armed militants are holed up in the area.
This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire. According to an official, the BJP leader was accompanied by two of his security guards when he was sacked upon by the terrorists near the Arash Medical college in Balhama. BJP-PDP coalition, he said, has so far given most credible and transparent government in the history of J&K State which is not being digested by forces inimical to peace. Police also seized a pistol and ammunition from them. They exhibited extreme care and caution while repulsing the attack.