2 CRPF men killed, 2 injured in militant attack in Lawaypora
Srinagar: Two paramilitary CRPF personnel were killed and two others sustained injuries in a militant attack in Lawaypora on the outskirts of Srinagar on Thursday, police said.
The militants opened fire on the CRPF vehicle of 72 Batallion on the national highway at Lawaypora in the Parimpora police station area, a police official said.
Four Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were injured in the attack and were rushed to a nearby private hospital, where a sub-inspector was declared dead on arrival, the official said.
He said the injured personnel were moved to a military hospital here, where a constable succumbed to injuries.
The deceased have been identified as Sub-Inspector Manga Ram Dev Barman and Constable/Driver Ashok Kumar.
The injured are constables Nazim Ali and Jaganath Ray.
The area, which has witnessed several attacks on security forces and encounters with militants in recent years, has been cordoned off, the official said.
Police said that preliminary investigations indicate that this attack was planned and carried out by the militants affiliated with proscribed Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit.
A case has been registered in this regard under relevant sections of law, police said.