Two Sashastra Seema Bal troopers who were returning to their camp after patrolling the tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar highway were injured in the attack; one of them died later during treatment.
“The two terrorists, Gazanfer and Arif, involved in the attack were arrested and a hunt is on for a third terrorist. Two weapons were also recovered,” a police officer told news agency IANS.
A day later, Jammu and Kashmir minister Naeem Akhtar had a narrow escape after his motorcade was attacked with grenades at Tral in south Kashmir. Three civilians were killed in the attack and the minister’s driver was critically injured.
“It is a loss of life, which I am very terribly sad about, my survival doesn’t give me a feeling of relief because I feel guilty somewhere because I was there and these people attacked,” Mr Akhtar had said.
Among the dead were an 85-year-old man and a 22-year-old student Pinti Kaur, who was doing a Masters at the Islamic University. Thirty people were injured too, including eight Central Reserve Police Force men and four Jammu and Kashmir policemen.
With inputs from IANS