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J&K: CRPF personnel, 5-year-old killed in militant attack in Anantnag’s Bijbehara

A senior police officer confirmed to The Indian Express that one CRPF man and a boy sustained critical injuries in the attack and they succumbed.

By: Express News Service | Srinagar | Updated: June 26, 2020 10:55:58 pm
CRPF personnel dies, Jammu and kashmir, Militants attack CRPF party, Anantnag militants attack, The area has been cordoned off by the security forces and a manhunt has been launched to nab the attackers. (File)

A CRPF man and a five-year-old boy were killed after militants attacked a CRPF party in South Kashmir’s Bijbehara on Friday. Police sources said that the attack took place near Padshahi Bagh area of Bijbehara in Anantnag district.

A senior police officer confirmed to The Indian Express that one CRPF man and a boy sustained critical injuries in the attack and they succumbed. The militant been identified as Zahid Daas and belongs to the Jammu Kashmir Islamic State (JKIS) outfit, police said.

The area has been cordoned off by the security forces and a manhunt has been launched to nab the attackers.

A Kashmir based CRPF Spokesperson Junaid Khan told The Indian Express that one CRPF man died in the attack. “There was a deployment of CRPF in the area,” he said.

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