Jammu and Kashmir: Three CRPF personnel killed in Anantnag encounter, suspected militant gunned down
Three Central Reserve Police Force personnel were killed and three security officials were injured after a patrol team was attacked by suspected militants in Anantnag district on Wednesday.
“Motorcycle-borne terrorists fired upon security officials,” said a CRPF spokesperson. “Three CRPF jawans attained martyrdom, three others were injured and evacuated to Janglad Mandi hospital. One militant neutralised, and the area cordoned off, re-inforcement reached. Firing on.”
The incident took place at KP Road near General Bus Stand, PTI reported. The suspected militants fired at the security forces with automatic rifles, and hurled grenades.
The gun battle between security forces and the suspected militants is still going on, said the state police. Unidentified officials said the station house officer at Anantnag Police Station, Arshad Ahmed, was among those injured. He has been reportedly shifted to Srinagar for treatment.
Exchange of #fire between #securityforces & #terrorists at #Anantnag. Area under #cordon. Further details shall follow. @JmuKmrPolice— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) June 12, 2019