Hizb Strikes In Srinagar, CRPF Jawan Killed, Another Injured  

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SRINAGAR — A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) man was killed and another injured after militants attacked a party of the paramilitary forces near Fire and Emergency Services department in Batamaloo area of Kashmir capital Srinagar on Tuesday.

According to reports, the militants opened indiscriminate fire upon the CRPF patrol party when they reached near the checkpost in the area.

IG CRPF Ravideep Sahi told reporters that militants fired upon the personnel and escaped from the spot. “It was a hit and run case in which one CRPF man was killed and another injured,” he said. The slain jawan was identified as Shankar Lal of 23 BN.

Soon after the attack, the forces cordoned off the area and launched a manhunt to nab the attackers.

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Police has registered a case and begun an investigation, said a police spokesman, in a statement. “Initial investigation into the case has led to some tangible leads on which police is working,” he said.

On June 15, militants had attacked a police party near SMHS hospital in Karan Nagar, leaving two cops injured. One of the injured policemen succumbed later.

Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant outfit has claimed the attack. Hizb operational spokesman, Burhan-ud-din in a statement to CNS news agency, claimed the responsibility of the attack.

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