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J&K: Two CRPF personnel killed in militant attack on outskirts of Srinagar

The attack took place on the Srinagar-Baramulla national highway at Lawaypora in Srinagar suburbs in the afternoon.

Written by Bashaarat Masood | New Delhi |
Updated: March 26, 2021 4:04:41 am
Security personnel in Lawaypora on Thursday. (PTI)

MILITANTS ON Thursday opened indiscriminate fire on a CRPF vehicle, killing two paramilitary personnel and injuring two others, in the outskirts of Srinagar city. The condition of one of the injured CRPF men was stated to be critical.

The attack took place on the Srinagar-Baramulla national highway at Lawaypora in Srinagar suburbs in the afternoon.

“Terrorists fired indiscriminately upon a CRPF vehicle of 73Bn at Lawaypora on National Highway in which 04 CRPF personnel received bullet injuries. All the injured personnel were immediately evacuated to hospital,” police said in a statement. “However, two of the injured succumbed to their injuries.”

The CRPF identified the slain CRPF personnel as 54-year-old Sub Inspector Manga Deb Barma and 36-year-old Constable Ashok Kumar. The injured personnel were identified as constables Jagan Nath Roy (35) and Nazim Ali. An official said Roy was hit in head and is critical.

Preliminary probe indicates that the attack was carried out by militants affiliated to the Lashkar-e-Toiba, police said.

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