Watching cricket turns costly for CRPF, terrorists kill 3

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - 18:54

Srinagar: Three CRPF personnel fell victims
to terrorists in north Kashmir this afternoon while they were
watching a cricket match in the locality.

According to information reaching here, four CRPF
personnel were watching the match played by local lads of the
vicinity in Watlab-Bandipore area.
The incident took place 62 km from here and the CRPF
team was taken completely off-guard when militants fired at
them, sources said, adding they did not even get time to
react.

Reinforcements have been rushed to the area and a
massive hunt has been launched to nab the ultras involved in
the attack, Sopore`s Additional Superintendent of Police Abdul
Waheed said.

No militant group has so far claimed responsibility for
the incident.

This is the fourth major strike by militants in Sopore
in three weeks. The first attack took place on December 18
when terrorists threw a grenade on a CRPF picket in the town,
injuring five jawans and a pedestrian.

A week later, militants struck again in the town
attacking a CRPF patrol party with a grenade and leaving seven
persons including two jawans injured.
The grenade attacks were followed by an abortive attempt
by terrorists yesterday to blow up a security vehicle with an
Improvised Explosive Device which was neutralised by the bomb
disposal squad.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - 18:54

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