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CRPF man killed, trooper, civilian injured in militant attack in Srinagar and Shopian

SRINGAR: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) man was killed while another was injured in a militant attack at Maisuma area of Srinagar on Monday, police said.

A police official said that at 3:30 pm, militants fired upon two CRPF men at Maisuma area of Srinagar, resulting in the serious injuries to the duo.

“The injured were shifted to hospital for treatment where one of the injured succumbed,” the official told. The slain CRPF man was identified as Head Constable Vishal Kumar.

Medical Superintendent of SMHS, Dr. Kanwaljeet Singh told the HC Vishal of 132 battalion was brought dead to the hospital while ASI Niranjan Singh is being treated and his condition is stable.

A police spokesman in a statement issued here said that keeping in view the huge rush in the area and to avoid civilian causality, the security forces exercised maximum restraint.

He said that police have registered a case under relevant sections of law and initiated investigations. “Officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of the incident while the whole area had been cordoned off with the help of reinforcement and search in the area is going on,” the police spokesman said.

Later in the evening, suspected militants shot at and injured a civilian at Chotigam area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district. An official told that militants shot at a civilian identified as Sonu Kumur Baljee, son of Jankee Nath in Chotigam area of Shopian.

He was shifted to District Hospital for treatment, he said, adding that the area has been cordoned off to nab the attackers—(KNO)


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