2 militants, 4 security men including a soldier killed sofar
‘Big achievement, claims IGP Kashmir
Baramulla, August 17: Militants on Monday morning attacked a security forces party at Kreeri area in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district resulting into death of two CRPF personnel and one SPO (Special police official) while they were on their regular duty in the town.
Soon after the attack security forces cordoned the whole area and started chasing the militants.
“As a joint team of security forces approached the suspected spot, the militants surfaced again and started an indiscriminate firing on it.
In the exchange of fire two militants were killed on the spot a senior police official told Kashmir Despatch.
He added that the joint team of operations recovered a weapon from one of the slain militants, who they had snatched from the slain cop during the attack on security forces earlier in the morning.
The officer informed Kashmir Despatch that there was a brief lull in the firing at the site of encounter, however, the firing resumed from an unknown location in the evening which resulted into serious injuries to the two army soldiers, one of whom succumbed to his injuries at MI hospital.
Another soldier is admitted at the hospital for treatment, he added.
The police officer identified the slain militants as Anayatullah of Andergam, Pattan and Sajad Ahmad @Haider of Sopore both were affilated with Lashker-e-Toiba militant outfit.
The slain security forces personnel were identified Khurshid Khan( Driver), Constable Sharma Lavkish Sudarshan, and SPO Muzaffar Ahmad. However, the identity of the slain army man was not ascertained by the officials.
The officer further added that the operation has been suspended for the night and is likely to resume in the wee hours tomorrow.
Earlier in the day, Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar termed the killing of militants in Kreeri Baramula gunfight a big achievement for the security forces.
Kumar while talking to reporters after the attack on security forces said that a joint team of counter-insurgency operations were on a routine duty when they were attacked by three LeT militants.