Several CRPF personnel feared dead in major militant attack on Kashmir highway, many others injured

Several CRPF personnel feared dead in major militant attack on Kashmir highway, many others injured
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Srinagar: Several CRPF personnel have been killed and many others injured in a powerful IED blast at Lethpora on Srinagar-Jammu highway Thursday afternoon.

Reports said that the injured personnel have been shifted to 92 Base Hospital located at the Badami Bagh Cantonment in Srinagar for treatment.

Although local news reports said that twelve paramilitary troops were killed however there was no official confirmation about the number of casualties.

Initial reports also said that over two dozen personnel have suffered injuries in the attack.

The attack, according to the police, said took place at 3:15 pm.

Following the attack the traffic on Kahsmir highway has been suspended and forces have cordoned off the entire area and launched searches.