Terrorist shot in J&K encounter after killing of 2 CRPF troopers, SPO

Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) A terrorist was killed in an encounter with the security forces, hours after two CRPF personnel and a Special Police Officer (SPO) of the J&K Police were killed in a militant attack at Kreeri in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday.

The security forces had launched an operation immediately after the attack to track down the terrorists who had escaped from the spot.

“Encounter has started at Kreeri area of Baramulla. So far one attacker had been killed. Police and security forces are on the job. Operation going on,” J&K Police said.

Inspector-General (IG) Police Vijay Kumar told reporters that three terrorists from the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) were behind the attack and an operation is underway to nab them.



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