Terrorists open fire on CRPF team in Kashmir's Pulwama; one officer injured

A team of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was attacked on Tuesday by terrorists in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, according to news reports.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

Assistant Sub-Inspector BN Thakur was on duty in Muran Chowk, 32 kms from Srinagar, when he was shot at by unidentified militants from a close range, the officials said. They said the injured officer was immediately evacuated to hospital and a hunt has been launched to nab the assailants. Times Now also reported that additional troops have been rushed to the area.

This attack took place on a day when an unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore area of North Kashmir's Baramulla district, police had said.

Security forces had laid an ambush at Haritar in Sopore during the intervening night following information about movement of militants through the area, a police official had said.

He said security forces on noticing suspicious movement in the wee hours challenged the persons who opened fire. "In the retaliatory firing, one militant was killed. Further details are awaited," the official had said.

With inputs from PTI

Published Date: Jan 03, 2017 14:16 PM | Updated Date: Jan 03, 2017 14:40 PM

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