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Militants attack on CRPF patrol party, CRPF personnel, civilian dies in an encounter
Police saved 3 years old grandson of the deceased from hitting the bullet
7/1/2020 11:42:26 PM
S Tahir-ul Haq
Early Times Report

BARAMULLA, July 1: A CRPF trooper and a civilian were killed while three other paramilitary personnel were injured, and a toddler was saved by the police after militants attacked a CRPF party at Model town area of Sopore on Wednesday morning. A top police official said that, today morning, militants attacked 179 Bn of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at Model town of Sopore.
Today morning at around 8:30 am, militants attacked 179 Bn CRPF reached Model Town Sopore that was sent for naka/patrolling duties. As the troops were de-bussing from the vehicles to occupy their respective spots of deployment, militants hiding in the attic of a nearby mosque or around it, they started firing indiscriminately on the troops, in which four jawans were injured among which one head constable Deep chand No 031503039 succumbed to his injuries, the official said. He said that, the other three that were injured in the militant attacked were identified as CT Bhoya Rajesh No 145120189, CT Deepak Patil No 037445842, and CT Nilesh Chawde No 055214758, adding all the three was evacuated to 92 base hospitals for further treatment. However sources said that, at around 7:30 there was an indiscriminate firing in Model town Sopore near CRPF deployment, after which it was, came to know that, one CRPF jawan and a civilian were killed in a militant attack. The civilian was identified as Bashir Ahmed of HMT, Srinagar, who was carrying his three-year-old grandson with him, according to the locals and family members that the deceased had gone to Sopore with some business purpose, said sources.
However family members of the deceased Bashir Ahmed Khan 65 said that he took his grandson along early this morning for a long ride from Srinagar to Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. He was supposed to oversee the progress of construction work at one of his projects. Khan, being a contractor, was heading towards the construction site in Sopore but little did he know that he will not return home alive. However sources further said that the Jammu and Kashmir police saved a three-year-old boy from getting hit by bullets during the encounter between the security forces and militants in Sopore on Wednesday.
The Lashkar-e-Toiba militants who were hiding in a mosque carried out the attack at a CRPF naka party at model town Sopore that led to the death of a CRPF man and a civilian while a minor boy was rescued. Both LeT militants identified; they left behind two magazines in mosque premises, we didn’t retaliate at all, said IGP Kashmir.
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