Two people, including CRPF jawan, killed in Jammu-Kashmir attack

New Age . Online Desk | Published: 13:25, Jul 01,2020


Security personnel stand guard on a deserted road during a lockdown in Srinagar during India’s 73rd Independence Day. — AFP file photo

A Central Reserve Police Force jawan and a civilian died on Wednesday morning and three CRPF troops were injured after terrorists attacked a patrol party in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, reports the NDTV.

Terrorists resorted to indiscriminate firing on a CRPF patrol party in Baramulla district’s Sopore town, about 50km from Srinagar, police said. The CRPF troops retaliated but the terrorists managed to escape.

Four CRPF troops were injured in the attack. One of them later died due to injuries.

A man, who was in a car with his children, was also shot during the attack. He died on the spot, a senior police official said. His three-year-old grandson was also in the car.

‘JKP #rescued a three years old boy from getting hit by bullets during #terrorist #attack in #Sopore. @JmuKmrPolice (sic),’ a tweet by the Kashmir Zone Police read.

‘Terrorists attacked a naka (patrol) party at Sopore’s Model Town. The area has been cordoned off and search operation has been started,’ director general of police Dilbag Singh at Jammu and Kashmir police, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Search is on for the terrorists, the Kashmir Zone Police said in a tweet.

Forty-eight terrorists were killed last month in separate encounters.

Last month, Jammu and Kashmir police chief Dilbag Singh said that more than 100 terrorists had been killed this year. ‘During the last five-and-a-half months, over 100 terrorists have been neutralised, out of them 50 plus were from the Hizbul Mujahideen, around 20 from the Lashkar-e-Taiba, 20 from the Jaish-e-Mohammed and the rest from smaller outfits like Al-Badr, Ansar Gazwatul Hind,’ Dilbag Singh said.

On Monday, security forces killed three terrorists, including Hizbul Mujahideen commander Masood Ahmed Bhat, in an encounter in Anantnag district.

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