Tribune News Service
Srinagar, December 11
“Assistant Sub Inspector Udit Narayan killed in the attack while a jawan sustained injuries
A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer was killed and a jawan injured in a suspected militant attack at Nowgam on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway today.
The attack took place around 4 pm while CRPF personnel of 29 Battalion were patrolling the the Bemina-to-Pantha Chowk stretch of the national highway.
The attack was carried out by three car-borne militants.
CRPF Inspector General PK Singh said the patrol party was attacked by the militants with assault rifles. “Assistant Sub Inspector Udit Narayan was killed in the attack while a jawan sustained injuries,’’ he said. “The condition of the injured CRPF jawan is stable,” he said.
The IGP said the militants fired from a close range and sped away towards south Kashmir after the attack. CRPF men fired at the militants, but they managed to escape. After the shootout, police and CRPF personnel cordoned off the area and launched a hunt to nab the militants involved in the attack. The search operation was on till late in the evening.