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Sopore Terror Attack: CRPF jawan, civilian killed; 3-year-old boy rescued

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan, civilian killed in militant attack in Sopore; three-year-old rescued

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A CRPF personnel and a civilian were killed in a militant attack in North Kashmir’s Sopore on Wednesday morning. Three other CRPF personnel were injured in the attack and have been shifted to a hospital. A three-year-old boy was also rescued during the attack. The child had gone out with his relative when a stray bullet hit the man killing him. The boy was soon rescued by a member of Kashmir police.

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A photo posted on the Twitter handle of Kashmir Police showed the boy being carried away by a policeman on the North Kashmir town.

The encounter started after terrorists attacked a CRPF’s road opening party. They were placing a check post along with personnel of Jammu and Kashmir police on the Sopore by-pass highway in Model Town of Sopore. The terrorists resorted to indiscriminate firing on a CRPF patrol party. Though the CRPF troops retaliated the terrorists managed to escape.

The area has been sealed and a search operation has been launched. Search is on for the terrorists, the Kashmir Zone Police said in a tweet.

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 personnel.

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