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Two CRPF troopers killed in militant attack in Achabal

Two CRPF troopers killed in militant attack in Achabal
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Srinagar: Two CRPF troopers were killed and one injured in a militant attack in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday, official sources said.

A civilian was also injured when militants opened fire on a CRPF team deployed on law and order duty at Achabal Chowk in Anantnag and escaped, the sources said.

The two CRPF troopers killed were assistant sub-inspector Meena and constable Sandeep, they said.

The area has been cordoned off and a hunt launched to track down the assailants, the sources added.

Hospital sources at Achabal also confirmed the death of a CRPF man and said that the condition of one among the two injured troopers is serious. The hospital sources identified the injured civilian as Ghulam Rasool.

Meanwhile, militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) claimed responsibility for the attack.

“Lashkar-e-Toiba attacks convoy of CRPF at Achabal Chowk. Claims two killed including an officer and several injured (sic),” LeT spokesman Abdullah Ghaznavi said in an email.

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