Five CRPF Soldiers, one Militant Killed In Anantnag Attack
SRINAGAR: Five Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel have been killed and two have sustained injuries after their patrol team was attacked by militents in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
A police inspector and a civilian have also been injured in the firing.
According to the reports, out of the two militents who attacked the team, one has been killed by security forces.
The incident took place at KP Road in Anantnag. The militents fired at the team with automatic rifles and hurled grenades, news agency PTI reported.
Station House Officer of Anantnag Police Station, Arshad Ahmed, was injured in the attack and has been shifted to Srinagar for treatment, the agency added.
The attack comes months after 40 CRPF personnel were killed in a suicide blast in Pulwama, which had snowballed into an aerial dogfight between India and Pakistan.