Jammu and Kashmir: 2 CRPF jawans killed, 3 injured in terrorist attack in Lawaypora

A group of terrorists have attacked CRPF party in Lawaypora area on the outskirts of Srinagar city. During the attack, three CRPF personnels have been injured and 2 were killed in the attack.

Terrorists fired indiscriminately at a road opening party of the CRPF, leaving three injured.

The injured have been moved to the hospital, and additional forces have reached the spot. The area has been cordoned off and an operation launched to nab the attackers.

J&K Inspector General (IG) Vijay Kumar said, "Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) are involved in this attack."

While, CRPF DIG Kishore Prasad, said that it was 'hit and run' attack. "Around 3:45 pm, a patrol party unit was attacked by terrorists. The area has been sealed," he added.

Initial inputs indicate that a group of militants opened fire at the CRPF 73 Battalion in Lawaypora area of Central Kashmir's Srinagar district. The CRPF party was on Road Opening Party (ROP) duty at the time of the incident.

The injured jawans are getting treated at 92 base hospital.

This comes less than 48 hours since an encounter broke out in J&K's Shopian. On March 22, security forces gunned down four militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian following an intense encounter.

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