March 2013 Srinagar attack
|2013 Srinagar Attack|
|Location||Bemina, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India|
|Date||13 March 2013 |
10:45 a.m. UTC+5:30 (IST)
|Deaths||7 (including the two perpetrators)|
No. of participants
An attack on a Central Reserve Police Force camp at Bemina, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India, occurred on 13 March 2013. It resulted in the death of five CRPF personnel and two attackers. Ten others were also injured include security personnels and civilians.
Two attackers entered Police Public School ground, where the CRPF camp was situated, in the morning. They were in the attire of cricket players with the sports kit. After they passed through security, they removed their jackets and took out granades and AK-47 assault rifles. The two suicide bombers opened indiscriminate firing on the CRPF camp. The shootout lasted 30 minutes.
Five CRPF men died and ten others were injured, including four civilians. The perpetrators were both killed by the CRPF personnel. Two AK-47 rifles, five magazines, two pistols and four grenades were recovered from attackers. A curfew was then imposed in Kashmir.
The terrorist group Hizbul Mujahideen claimed responsibility for the attack. Later some security personnel moved to Sher e Kashmir Institute of Medical Science (SKIMS) to donate blood for victims of attack. On their return they faced an attack of some miscreants. Forces in their defence opened fire on people injuring many and leaving Altaf Ahmad Wani dead.
The Government of India suspected the possible involvement of Pakistan. Sushilkumar Shinde, the home minister of India, said that the attackers who were killed had items (including ointment) that were manufactured in Pakistan and diaries with numbers in them of Pakistani origin. The Tamil Nadu government declared a relief of Rs500,000 to the family of a CRPF man who died in the attack. Omar Abdullah, the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, paid tribute to the dead soldiers. Later the India-Pakistan hockey series was cancelled. India also put the group visa facility for Pakistani tourists on hold.
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