Srinagar- A CRPF officer was killed in a militant attack in Gangoo area of Pulwama district of South Kashmir on Sunday, an official said.
A police spokesman said at about 2:15 pm, militants fired at a checkpoint jointly manned by police and CRPF at Gangoo crossing area of Pulwama.
In this incident, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of CRPF Vinod Kumar was critically injured and was immediately shifted to a hospital, where he succumbed to injuries, he said.
Senior police officers, along with reinforcement, reached the spot and the preliminary investigation revealed that militants taking advantage of nearby apple orchards fired indiscriminately upon the government forces near Gangoo crossing area of Pulwama in south Kashmir, the spokesman said.
He said a case has been registered and investigation initiated.
Meanwhile, the officers continued to work to establish the full circumstances of the incident.
The whole area, including orchards, has been cordoned off and a search operation is in progress, the spokesman said.
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