Indian paramilitary officer killed in occupied Kashmir

Indian paramilitary officer killed in occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR - Militants attacked a CRPF party, leaving two of its men, including an officer, dead at Achabal in Occupied south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Friday. Lashkar-e-Tioba claimed responsibility for the attack that occurred at 11 am when CRPF troops along with Jammu and Kashmir police were deployed on law and order duties.

Militants opened heavy fire from AK-47 riffles, injuring four people, including three CRPF men and a civilian.

The martyrs were identified as ASI Mishri Lal Meena and constable Sandeep Yadav. The injured were shifted to a hospital where an ASI and a constable were declared dead. The condition of another injured CRPF man is stated to be critical. Police said those who attacked the CRPF party came in a vehicle.

Soon after the attack, reinforcements were rushed to the spot which cordoned off the area to hunt down the militants who managed to escape.

Inspector General of CRPF (Operations) Zulfikar Hassan told DNA: "Our men also fired back. Unfortunately we lost two of our boys."