CRPF Constable, 8 Yr Old Boy Killed In Bijbehara Attack

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Srinagar- A CRPF trooper and a minor boy were killed after militants attacked paramilitary forces in Bijbehara area in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday afternoon, police said.

Around 12:10 pm, militants fired at a road opening party of 90 Batallion CRPF near the Padshahi Bagh bridge in Bijbehara, a police official said.

He said a CRPF personnel and an eight-year-old boy were injured in the attack.

The injured were taken to a hospital in Bijbehara where both of them succumbed, the official said.

The CRPF personnel has been identified as constable Shamal Kumar, while the boy has been identified as Nihan Yawar, a resident of Yaripora area of the neighbouring Kulgam district, he said.

He said the state forces have cordoned off the area and a hunt has been launched to nab the attackers.

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