Updated: 3 CRPF troopers killed after militant attack their bullet proof vehicle in Sopore

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Srinagar: Three CRPF troopers were killed and two other suffered injuries after militant attacked the bullet proof vehcile they were travelling in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday.

Reports said that suspected militants opened fire on a bullet proof vehicle at Noorbagh near Ahad Bab’s crossing. “In the incident, five paramilitary troopers sustained injuries,” they said.

The injured were evacuated to nearby Sub District Hospital (SDH) were two CRPF men were declared brought dead on arrival and another succumbed later.

Director General of Police (DGP) J&K, Dilbagh Singh (IPS) told a  news agency GNS that three CRPF jawans were killed and two others including the driver injured in the militant attack.

The DGP said that militants attacked a CRPF vehicle on duty at Sopore town.

Soon after the incident, government forces launched searches in the area to nab the assailants.

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