Watching cricket turns costly for CRPF, terrorists kill 3
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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.


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

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