5 CRPF personnel killed in terrorist attack in J&K; 1 terrorist gunned down
Srinagar: Five CRPF personnel were killed and four other security personnel suffered injuries on Wednesday when terrorists carried out an attack on a busy road in Anantnag district of south Kashmir, officials said here.
A terrorist was killed by security forces personnel and an AK series assault rifle was recovered from him, they said.
They said at least two terrorists on a motorcycle attacked a patrol party of the CRPF on the busy K P Road in Anantnag with automatic rifles. They also hurled grenades at the patrol team.
Five CRPF personnel have been killed and three others injured have been evacuated to the 92 base hospital, they said.
The Station House Officer of Anantnag Police Station, Arshad Ahmed, was also injured in the attack and has been shifted to Srinagar for treatment, 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.
#WATCH Jammu & Kashmir: Gunshots heard at the site of Anantnag terrorist attack in which 3 CRPF personnel have lost their lives & 2 have been injured, SHO Anantnag also critically injured. 1 terrorist has been neutralized in the operation. (Visuals deferred by unspecified time) pic.twitter.com/Uspen8iC4p— ANI (@ANI) June 12, 2019