CRPF officer killed in militant attack at Pantha Chowk, LeT claims responsibility

A CRPF officer was killed when militants attacked a small convoy of paramilitary forces on Srinagar-Jammu highway near Pantha Chowk in outskirt’s of Srinagar.

Militant organization Lashkar-e-Toiba has claimed the responsibility for the attack.

According to the official sources, the militants attacked the convoy of 29 bn CRPF near DPS school at Pantha Chowk at around 6:00 pm, injuring an Assistant Sub Inspector identified as Shab Shukla.

The injured was shifted to nearby army’s 92 base hospital Badamibagh where the ASI succumbed to his injuries.

A civilian is also said to be injured in the shootout.

Soon after the attack, army, SOG and CRPF cordoned off the entire area and launched a manhunt to nab the assailants.

Meanwhile, LeT spokesman Dr Abdullah Ghazanavi in a statement to news agency claimed responsibility for the attack.

He claimed that three paramilitary forces personnel were killed while several others were injured in the attack. 

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