Three Lashkar militants involved in attack at Kreeri: IGP Kashmir

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IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar
Inspector General of Police (Kashmir Zone), Vijay Kumar

SRINAGAR — Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar on Monday said that three Lashkar-e-Taiba militants came from orchards and targeted a joint Naka party of police and CRPF at Kreeri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, resulting into the killing of two CRPF men and a special police officer (SPO).

“After checking the statements of eye-witnesses and other technical details, it seems Lashkar men, who were three in number, carried out the attack near a shallow stream where a joint team was on a normal Naka duty,” the IGP told reporters at the site of the incident.

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He said that police are developing the leads and the attackers will soon be neutralized.

When asked that militants have carried two back-to-back attacks since August 15 and managed to escape, the IGP said the point has already been noted by the police. “At times, militants manage to flee. We are developing leads and will neutralize the militants involved in the two attacks (including Nowgam) soon,” he said.

On yesterday’s Sopore ‘attack’, the IGP said that wasn’t an attack but an operation launched on the basis of militants’ presence. “The militants fired few shots and after that, no contact was established,” he said.

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Two CRPF men and a SPO were killed at Kreeri, Baramulla in the morning attack today.

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