CRPF jawan, minor boy killed in militant attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag; security forces cordon area to nab assailants
The militants fired upon a road opening party of the CRPF 90 battalion near Padshahi Bagh bridge in the Bijbehara area of the south Kashmir district around 12 noon, a police official said
Srinagar: A CRPF jawan and a minor boy were killed when militants attacked a security forces team in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, police said.
The militants fired upon a road opening party of the CRPF 90 battalion near Padshahi Bagh bridge in the Bijbehara area of the south Kashmir district around 12 noon, a police official said.
He said a CRPF personnel and an eight-year-old boy were injured in the attack.
The injured were taken to a hospital in Bijbehara where both of them succumbed, the official said.
The CRPF personnel has been identified as constable Shamal Kumar, while the boy has been identified as Nihan Yawar, a resident of Yaripora area of the neighbouring Kulgam district, he said.
He said the security forces have cordoned off the area and a hunt has been launched to nab the attackers.
Meanwhile, National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah condemned the boy's killing.
An innocent six year old boy is the latest victim of the violence in Kashmir. His death in a dastardly grenade attack by militants is tragic & condemned without reservation. May Allah grant him Jannat & his family strength at this difficult time.
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) June 26, 2020
"An innocent...boy is the latest victim of the violence in Kashmir. His death in a dastardly grenade attack by militants is tragic and condemned without reservation," he wrote on Twitter.
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