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 - As India Detects Cases of Omicron Variant, States Issue Stern Guidelines For Travellers | Check SOPs Here

“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 - Gunfight Breaks Out Between Security Forces And Terrorists In Pulwama

The area was cordoned off and a search operation was undertaken. A case has also been registered in the matter. Also Read - One Terrorist Killed During Encounter in J&K’s Kulgam, School Children Among 60 Rescued From Site

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.