3 Lashkar militants got here from orchards and opened fireplace: IGP Kashmir on Baramulla assault

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, Monday said that three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants came from the orchards and targeted a joint naka party of police and CRPF at Kreeri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district resulting in the killing of two CRPF men and a special police officer (SPO).

“After checking the statements of the eye-witnesses and other technical details, it seems three Lashkar men carried out the attack near a shallow stream where a joint team was on a normal naka duty,” the IGP told reporters at the site of the incident.


He said that police are “developing the leads and the attackers will soon be neutralized.”

“At times, militants manage to flee. We are developing leads and will neutralize the militants involved in the two attacks (including Nowgam) soon,” he said when asked about the recent attacks.

On yesterday’s Sopore incident, the IGP said it wasn’t an attack but an operation launched on the basis of militant presence. “The militants fired few shots and after that no contact was established,” he said.

Two CRPF personnel and a policeman were killed after militants attacked a joint Naka party in Kreeri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district Monday morning.

One SPO identified as Muzaffar Ahmad was killed and two CRPF troopers were injured and subsequently shifted to nearby hospital, the officer said.

The CPRF personnel succumbed to their injuries soon after, he said.

Monday’s attack comes three days after a similar one took place in Nowgam area of Srinagar.

Two police personnel were killed when militants attacked a police party in Nowgam on August 14. (KNO)

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