Insurgent group, The Resistance Front, on Monday claimed the Sopore attack in which a municipal councillor and a policeman were killed even as the Jammu and Kashmir Police said that two local Lashkar-e-Toiba militants carried out the strike.
“The Resistance Front today carried out an operation in Sopore against RSS henchmen masquerading as councillors,” the insurgent group said in a statement released on the social media platforms.
“Despite the fact people from all over Kashmir are asking us to take a much harsher approach towards these collaborators, The Resistance Front is giving all chances to them and that is why our attack was calibrated and designed to cause minimum damage,” the statement read.
“Our Martyrs call from the grave and our ears pick up their slogans,” The TRF wrote, warning they would target anyone helping the Indian establishment in their design to change the region’s demography.
Soon after the attack the inspector general of Police in Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, said that two militants were involved in the attack in which a councillor was also injured.
Kumar said that local militant of LeT Mudasir Pandit and a foreign militant were involved in the attack.
Kumar visited the attack scene and held a meeting with Army’s sector commander, DIG CRPF and SSP Sopore.
He said that he also directed the SSP Sopore to suspend four PSOs of protected persons who were present there and did not retaliate.
Meanwhile, Senior Superintendent of Police Sopore, Sudhanshu Verma said they have accessed the CCTV footage and it was being looked into.
Meanwhile, block medical officer Dr Rudhiyana said that two persons were brought dead to the hospital and the other was critically injured. “The critically injured was shifted to SMHS Hospital in Srinagar”, she said.