Pantha Chowk update; CRPF soldier succumbs

Pantha Chowk update; CRPF soldier succumbs
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Srinagar: One CRPF soldier was killed while three people including two soldiers got injured after a group of militants attacked a Central Reserve Police Force’s (CRPF) patrol party in Pantha Chowk area of Srinagar district on Saturday.
A CRPF official in Srinagar said militants laced with AK-rifles indiscriminately opened fire at around 5:50 pm on a vehicle near the Pantha Chowk bus stand in Srinagar causing injuries to two soldiers, he said.
One civilian also received injuries in the incident. The injured were taken to hospital where one of the injured CRPF soldiers succumbed to his injuries, reports said.
CRPF personnel retaliated but there was no immediate report of any casualty on the militant side, he said.
After the militant attack, joint combing and search operation by police, paramilitary and Army have been launched in the area to track down the attackers. Sources said that forces are busy in searching the Delhi Public School area.
As per reports at least 2-3 militants are believed to have carried out the attack.

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