Jammu-Kashmir police and CRPF had jointly setup a barricade in Kreeri village area of Baramulla district, North Kashmir. Where, a group of militants opened fire on the security personnel which took away 3 lives. J & K Special police officer Mujaffar Ahmed, CRPF personnel Lokesh Sharma and Khurshid Khan have martyred in this sudden terrorist attack. On the other hand the militants escaped from the site while firing heavily.
Immediately after the mishap, the Army, Police and CRPF have cordoned off the area and is combing for the terrorists. As of now no report of encounter with the terrorists has been received.
As per police sources, the militants have suddenly attacked the joint checkpoint of CRPF personnel and J & K police on today morning. The ambush on the security personnels caused serious injury to 3 Indian soldiers. The wounded soldiers comprise one SPO from Jammu-Kashmir police and two CRPF personnel. They were immediately moved to the nearby hospital for treatment where the doctors declared SPO Mujaffar Ahmed as dead on arrival. CRPF personnel Lokesh Sharma and Khurshid Khan later succumbed to their serious injuries during treatment.
Vijay Kumar, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir has confirmed that today's terrorist attack at Baramulla has killed one SPO and two CRPF personnel. He has said that the terrorists were hiding near the checkpoint and opened fire as soon as they got the opportunity. Before the security personnel could take position and retaliate, the terrorist escaped while firing heavily.
Sources revealed that the entire area has been sealed and a massive search operation is under way to apprehend the terrorists. Door to door combing will be done if required. During last 24 hours it was the second terrorist attack on security personnel.