At least one security personnel was killed and four persons, including three cops and a civilian, were injured when unidentified militants attacked the cars-convoy of a minister in India’s northern most state Jammu and Kashmir’s regional government, Sunday night, reported the IBN Television.
Ali Mohammed Sagar, the Law Minister and a senior leader of the ruling party ‘National Conference’, was attacked when the convoy of his cars was entering his official residence in the state.
This is the first incident in recent years where a political figure has been targeted by militants in the state.
The Law minister barely managed to crawl to safety when the militant attack took place. The TV report quoted him as saying: “Thanks to Almighty that I am safe. However, it’s very sad that one of my policeman died in this unfortunate incident”.
Sagar has reportedly been on the radar of militants for long.
Indian side Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah condemned the incident and directed the state police to ensure speedy investigation to arrest the culprits.