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3 CRPF Personnel Killed In Militant Attack In Kupwara

Srinagar: Three CRPF personnel have been killed and two others injured when militants opened hearth on them at a checkpoint in Kupwara, officers stated right here on Monday, a day after 5 safety personnel misplaced their lives throughout an encounter within the district.

A teenaged civilian, reportedly of unsound psychological situation, was additionally killed within the trade of fireplace between the safety forces and the ultras on Monday, they stated.

The militants opened hearth on a naka occasion of the Central Reserve Police Power at Wangam-Qaziabad in Kralgund space of the district, the officers stated.

They stated three CRPF jawans have been killed on the spot.

A quick shootout ensued because the CRPF personnel opened retaliatory firing, the officers stated.

A 15-year-old civilian boy, recognized as Mohammad Hazim Bhat, was additionally discovered lifeless on the scene of the incident, they stated, including he was reportedly mentally challenged.

The world has been cordoned off and extra forces rushed there to trace down the assailants, the officers stated.

This was second main injury inflicted by militants on safety forces in Kupwara district inside 48 hours.

Earlier on Saturday, an Military Colonel and a Main have been amongst 5 safety personnel killed in an encounter with terrorists at a village in north Kashmir’s Handwara space.

Primarily based on the intelligence enter that terrorists have been taking hostage some civilians in a home in Changimulla at Handwara of Kupwara district, a joint operation was launched by the Military and the Jammu and Kashmir Police, an Military official knowledgeable.

Nevertheless, through the course of, the workforce got here below a heavy quantity of fireplace by the terrorists and within the ensuing firefight, two terrorists have been eradicated and the 5 Military personnel and a policeman have been killed within the line of responsibility, the Military stated.

Col Sharma was the Commanding Officer of the 21 Rashtriya Rifles and had been embellished for gallantry twice in Kashmir.

(With Company Inputs)

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