North Kashmir attack carried out by three Lashkar militants: IGP Kashmir

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Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar Monday said that three Lashkar-e-Toiba militants came from the orchards and targeted a joint checkpoint party of police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at Kreeri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district and killed two CRPF men and a special police officer (SPO).

“After checking the statements of eye-witnesses and other technical details, it seems Lashkar men who were three in number 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 incident, reported a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

Asked militants have carried two back to back attacks since August 15 and managed to escape, the IGP said the point has already been noted by the police. “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.

On yesterday’s operation in Sopore, the IGP said that wasn’t the 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. (KNO)

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