Two CRPF men, Cop killed as militants attack forces in North Kashmir’s Kreeri area

Srinagar, August 17: Two paramilitary CRPF men and a policeman were killed after militants attacked the joint naka party at Tindim village of Kreeri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, officials said Monday.

Police sources said that militants resorted to indiscriminate firing resulting in the injuries of a policeman and two CRPF personnel from F Coy 119 Battalion.

The incident occurred near Nowan Mode in Kreeri, that falls under the jurisdiction of police station Kreeri.

Sources added that injured were shifted to Sub-Disrict Hospital Kreeri where doctors declared them dead.

A doctor in the hospital confirmed the death of 2 troopers and a cop in the hospital.

Unconfirmed reports said that militants managed to snatch two service rifles as well; however, it was refuted by an official.

The area has been brought under cordon and search operation was underway till the filling of this report. (KNT)

KNO adds

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar Monday said that three Lashkar-e-Toiba militants came from the orchards and targeted a joint naka party of police and CRPF at Kreeri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district resulting the killing of two CRPF men and a special police officer (SPO).

“After checking the statements of eye-witnesses and other technical details, it seems Lashkar men who were three in number carried out the attack near a shallow stream where a joint team was on a normal naka duty,” the IGP told reporters at the site of incident.

He said that police are developing the leads and the attackers will soon be neutralized. Asked militants have carried two back to back attacks since August 15 and managed to escape, the IGP said the point has already been noted by the police. “At times, militants manage to flee. We are developing leads and will neutralize the militants involved in the two attacks (including Nowgam) soon,” he said.

On yesterday’s Sopore ‘attack’, the IGP said that wasn’t the attack but an operation launched on the basis of militant presence. “The militants fired few shots and after that no contact was established,” he said.


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