Two armed forces personnel killed, 2 injured in militant attack in Srinagar: Police

Srinagar: Two armed forces personnel were killed and two others injured in an attack by militants in Lawaypora area of Srinagar on Thursday afternoon.

In a statement, police said that at about 1545hrs, militants attacked a CRPF vehicle at Lawaypora in Srinagar. Senior police and CAPF officers immediately reached the spot to evacuate the injured and to ascertain the facts and circumstances leading to said militant attack.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that militants had fired indiscriminately upon a CRPF vehicle of 73Bn at Lawaypora on National Highway in which 04 CRPF personnel received bullet injuries. All the injured personnel were immediately evacuated to the hospital for the treatment of their injuries. However, two of the injured namely SI Manga Ram Dev Barman and Ct Ashok Kumar succumbed to their injuries,” police said.

IGP Kashmir and all ranks of Kashmir Zone Police pay rich tributes to martyrs SI/GD Manga Ram Devbarman and CT/Driver Ashok Kumar of 73Bn CRPF, who made supreme sacrifice in the line of duty. We stand by their families at this critical juncture, police said.

Police said that preliminary investigations indicate that this attack was planned and carried out by the militants affiliated with proscribed LeT.

The police have registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law. The investigation is vigorously going on and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this crime besides identifying the militants involved in the crime. The area has been cordoned and searches in the area are going on to nab the militants, the police statement mentioned. (Agency)

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