Five CRPF personnel were killed and four other security personnel suffered injuries on Wednesday when terrorists carried out an attack on a busy road in Anantnag district of south Kashmir, officials said in Srinagar.
A terrorist was killed by security forces personnel and an AK series assault rifle was recovered from him, they said.
They said at least two terrorists on a motorcycle attacked a patrol party of the CRPF on the busy K P Road in Anantnag with automatic rifles. They also hurled grenades at the patrol team.
Five CRPF personnel were killed and three others injured have been evacuated to the 92 base hospital, they said.
The Station House Officer of Anantnag Police Station, Arshad Ahmed, was also injured in the attack and has been shifted to Srinagar for treatment, they said.
A joint team of the bravo company of CRPF’s 116th battalion and state police were deployed for a picket duty in the area when the attack took place.
“Three paramilitary troopers and a militant were killed and five other personnel. including a Station House Officer (SHO), were injured critically in the attack.” A woman sustained a bullet wound in her leg.