5 CRPF personnel killed, 3 injured in militant attack

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JAMMU: The Indian officials have claimed that in a daring broad daylight strike, two militants, believed to be from Jaish-e-Mohammed group, struck in a busy road in Anantnag district of South Kashmir Wednesday killing five CRPF personnel and injuring three others.
The incident took place in the afternoon when motorcycle-borne terrorists fired at a CRPF patrol party at Khanabal-Pahalgham stretch, famously known as KP Road, killing one personnel on the spot and wounding few others, they said.

A joint team of the bravo company of CRPF’s 116th battalion and State police were deployed for a picket duty in the area when the attack took place. The patrolling party of the CRPF fought the terrorists and lost its five personnel while the injured were evacuated to hospital.
Immediately additional forces, led by Station House Officer of Saddar police station in Anantnag Irshad Ahmed, reached the encounter spot but had to face indiscriminate firing from the terrorists who also hurled grenades at them.
In the ensuring gunfight, one militant was killed while another is believed to have escaped, the officials said. SHO Ahmed was also injured in the attack and has been shifted to Srinagar for treatment, they said.
Two CRPF men personnel were died on the spot while as five others and a Police officer Inspector Irshad Ahmad were injured. A girl Snober, 18, daughter of Mohammad Ashraf Malik of Danter Anantnag was also wounded.