New Delhi: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan and five-year-old boy both lost their lives after sustaining injuries in a terrorist attack in Bijbehara in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday.Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: 3 Militants Killed in Encounter in Tral
In an update to an earlier statement, the CRPF said, “The CRPF jawan who was injured in the attack has succumbed to his injuries. A child has also been killed by terrorists in the attack.” Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: 2 Terrorists Killed in Encounter in Pulwama, Search Ops Underway
In its earlier statement, it had said, “Terrorists attack a CRPF party deployed in highway security in Bijbehara, Anantnag (Jammu & Kashmir). One jawan injured. Details awaited.” Also Read - BSF Shoots Down Arms-Laden Pakistani Drone in Jammu And Kashmir's Kathua, Weapons Recovered
As per reports, the attack took place a little after 12 noon, after the terrorists opened fire at a road opening party of the CRPF at Padshahi Bagh Bridge area of Anantnag, resulting in injuries to the CRPF jawan and the five-year-old boy.
Both were rushed to a hospital, where, however, both succumbed to their injuries. The area where the attack took place, was, meanwhile, cordoned off and an operation is currently underway.
The attack comes on a day three terrorists were gunned down by security forces in Tral, which, like Anantnag, is a district in south Kashmir.