New Delhi (Sputnik) —Two persons, including army personnel, have been killed by militants in the Pulwama district of south Kashmir. The incident is the first terror attack after the unilateral declaration of a ceasefire by the Indian government in the militancy-infested Kashmir valley in view of the holy month of Ramadan.
According to the Jammu and Kashmir police, militants opened fire at the Indian Army's Kakapora camp at around 10:15 pm.
"The militants first lobbed a grenade and later fired towards the camp. Soldiers retaliated against the firing triggering a brief gun battle in which a civilian and a soldier were killed," police told the media.
Thousands of people have attended the last rites of the civilian killed during the exchange of fire, according to the local media.
"In view of law and order problem in south Kashmir, especially in Pulwama district today, as a precautionary measure the Banihal to Srinagar rail service and vice versa will remain suspended today (Monday)," a railway official said.
HD Frames | Thousands of people on Monday attended the last rites of a civilian Bilal Ganie who was Martyred after Gunman attacked an army camp in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district last night.— Sheikh Sharik Hussain (@SSharik9) May 28, 2018
Pics @Qayoomyousf pic.twitter.com/HnQfsyFno5
In another incident, three army personnel were injured in an IED blast in Shopian on Monday morning when they were on a regular patrol of the area.
Militants on Monday triggered an IED blast in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, targeting an Army vehicle. pic.twitter.com/c70OPq4BZr— JAMMU LINKS NEWS (@JAMMULINKS) May 28, 2018
Following the incidents, questions are being asked about the government's decision of declaring a unilateral ceasefire, despite the security establishment expressing skepticism over such a move.
Pulwama South Kashmir jehadis attacked the 50 RR camp.1 jawan has been martyred and Modi Govt is having Ramzan cease fire. Political buffonary takes priority over lives of brave jawans?
— Brig Arun Bajpai (@ArunBajpai) May 28, 2018
Response to suspension of military operations in the Valley. Yesterday a militant attack in Pulwama & Today an IED blast in Shopian. What is Mehbooba Mufti’s response now, a strong advocate of ending military operations?— Brig V Mahalingam (@BrigMahalingam) May 28, 2018
Cost of #ceasefireinkashmir😡
— 1 Jawan martyred in terror attack on army camp in Pulwama's Kakapora— Maj Surendra Poonia (@MajorPoonia) May 28, 2018
— 3 soldiers of 44 RR Bn injured in an IED attack on Army's Casspir in Shopian! @adgpi
Is any religion bigger than “life of those who are defending the freedom of our nation”? pic.twitter.com/2CAZDpmDdS