BanglaHunt Desk: In Jammu and Kashmir, two BSF jawans went to fetch bread for Iftar a few minutes before they were martyred in a terrorist attack. At this time, the terrorists were passing by a bakery on a motorcycle. Terrorists fire in busy markets. BSF constables Jia-ul-Haq and Rana Mandal died on the spot.
According to sources, the attack took place on the outskirts of Srinagar on Wednesday evening. The Resistance Front (TRF), affiliated with the Pakistan-based terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba, has claimed responsibility for the attack. Officials said the militants fired at the soldiers from very close range and they fled after firing on the streets of the crowded area.
He further said that Haq and Mandal were residents of Murshidabad in West Bengal. However, their bodies could not be sent home as the state airport was closed due to Cyclone Amphan. Haque (34) and Mandal (29) both suffered serious head injuries. Officials said the two friends came from the 36th Battalion of Border Security. The forces (BSF) and Pandak were stationed in the camp. The movement between the nearby Ganderbal district and Srinagar has been monitored.
He said that a few minutes before his death, he went to get bread to break the fast (iftar). However, he could not break his fast and was martyred while fasting. Soldiers from the BSF's 36th Battalion said that because of Ramadan, they were going to fetch bread quickly, they left the world without drinking a drop of water all day. The soldiers went to mourn the deaths of their comrades and said they would take action soon.
Haque, who joined the BSF in 2009, is survived by his parents, wife Nafisa Khatun and two daughters. There are five-year-old silent daughter Jeslyn Ziaul and six-month-old Jennifer Ziaul. He lived in Regina Nagar, about 30 km from Murshidabad city. In addition to his parents, Mandal has a daughter and wife, Jasmine Khatun. Rana Mandal lived at Sahebrampur in Murshidabad. With both armies stationed in Kashmir, the central government withdrew its special status from Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 and divided it into two Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.