Srinagar: At least five CRPF personnel lost their lives while three others, including the Anantnag SHO, were critically injured when terrorists attacked the police party on K P Road in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag on Wednesday. A terrorist was neutralized on the spot, reported ANI. Also Read - Mehbooba Mufti Not Under House Arrest, Advised Not to Visit Pulwama For Security Concerns: J-K Police

“Three security forces personnel including SHO Anantnag, Inspector Arshid Khan sustained gunshot injuries,” J&K police said. It added, “5 CRPF personnel attained martyrdom while repulsing the attack.” Also Read - PDP's Waheed Parra Remanded to 15-Day NIA Custody for Alleged Connections with Hizbul Mujahideen

The area was cordoned off and a search operation was undertaken. A case has also been registered in the matter. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: Militant Attack in Parimpora District, Two Security Personnel Killed

In an earlier incident on June 7, terrorists lobbed a grenade at Sopore Police Station in Jammu and Kashmir. Two policeman were reportedly injured in the incident. The area was cordoned off. The incident came a few hours after four terrorists were killed by security forces in Panjran, Lassipora area of south Kashmir‘s Pulwama district.