Driver on way to ferry CRPF escapes unhurt in Shopian militant attack

Srinagar: Driver of an SRTC bus, on way to pick up paramilitary CRPF men, escaped unhurt after the vehicle came under attack by militants at Tarkanwagam in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Thursday night.

“While I was on way to Balpora camp to pick up CRPF personnel, there was firing from the rear side of the bus at Tarkiwangam,” said the driver of the bus, Chiedy Singh son of Kartar Singh, of RS Pura Jammu.

Sources said that the bus skidded off the road and tilted slightly. However, the driver escaped unhurt in the incident.

They said that the bus was deputed for election duty purposes especially to ferrying government forces personnel in the region. (GNS)

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