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Five CRPF jawans killed in militant attack in Kashmir

Security forces fired on in Anantnag; one terrorist dead

Five CRPF personnel were killed and one police officer was among four injured in a militant attack on security forces in south Kashmir’s Anantnag on Wednesday afternoon. An unidentified militant was also killed in the attack. A senior police official said two militants disembarked and attacked a joint deployment of the CRPF and the police.

The militants, who came on a motorbike, fired at the security forces and lobbed grenades on a busy stretch near Oxford School on K.P. Road around 4.55 p.m.

“Five CRPF jawans were killed in the attack and the body of one Pakistani militant was recovered from the spot. Another militant is believed to have escaped,” said Inspector General of Police (Kashmir) S.P. Pani.

One spotted

Another senior police official said that one of the attackers was immediately spotted and “engaged in a stand-off fire”.

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