CRPF jawan, civilian killed in Sopore attack

 thehindu.com  07/01/2020 04:02:45  2

Seurity personnels take positions during an encounter in Sopore township in Baramulla district of Kashmir.   | Photo Credit: THE HINDU

One Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan succumbed to his injuries and another injured jawan was shifted to Srinagar following a militant attack in north Kashmirs Sopore area on Wednesday, a CRPF official said.

An official said a civilian also died in the attack.

An official said militants opened indiscriminate fire on a CRPF patrol party of 179 Battalion in Model Town of Sopore in the morning.

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Four people, including three CRPF personnel, were injured, the officials said.

The injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital.

Security forces have cordoned off the area and searches are on to arrest the attackers.

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