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CRPF jawan, civilian killed in militant attack in Sopore


At least one CRPF jawan and a civilian were killed while two other security force personnel received injuries in a militant attack in Sopore town of Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said.

The militants opened firing on a naka party of security forces in Sopore, resulting in injuries to three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans and a civilian, the officials said.

During the encounter, the Jammu & Kashmir Police also rescued a three-year-old child. The child was sitting over the body of his grandfather after he was killed during the attack.

The officials said the injured were shifted to hospital. One CRPF personnel and the civilian were declared dead at the hospital, they said.

The area has been cordoned and an operation has been launched to nab the attackers.

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This is the second attack on the CRPF in Sopore in the last three months. On April 18, terrorists fired at a CRPF party, killing three CRPF personnel.

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