Three CRPF men killed in Handwara attack

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Srinagar: At least three CRPF personnel and one militant was killed in a brief-gunfight in Kralgund area of Handwara, north Kashmir.

“3 CRPF personnel killed in militant attack in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir,” PTI quoted an official saying.

Reports reaching here said that militants attacked 92 bn CRPF (A Coy) party at Wangam at around 5:32 pm. In the attack, two CRPF men were killed on the spot while two others suffered injuries in the shootout. Both the injured were shifted to hospital where one among them succumbed on the way, GNS reported.

The paramilitary troopers retaliated and the exchange of fire continued for around five minutes, they said.

After the firing exchange stopped, one more body was spotted near the shootout site and investigations have been launched to ascertain whether the body is that of a civilian or someone else.

PRO CRPF Pankaj Singh told that militants attacked the CRPF party at Wangam. “In the attack, three CRPF men were killed, two of them on the spot and another on way to the hospital,” he said, adding one more CRPF personnel has been hospitalized.

Regarding the body found near the spot, PRO said that there is a question mark about him as no weapon was found from him.

Soon after the attack, additional reinforcement of army, SOG, and CRPF rushed to the spot and launched a massive search operation to trace out the fleeing militants.

Yesterday, an army colonel, a major, two soldiers and a police sub-inspector, besides two militants, were killed in an overnight gunfight at Chanjimulla area of Handwara in Kupwara district. (Inputs from GNS)

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