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.
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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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