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Handwara encounter: Weapons of slain CRPF males stolen by militants

handwara encounter, crpf attack militants handwara, kashmir handwara militant attack, crpf kashmir, kashmir militancy, latest news, indian express Security personnel stand close to a Army camp in Handwara (Express picture by Shuaib Masoodi)

Two weapons of three CRPF jawans had been stolen by the militants who attacked the joint paramilitary drive at Handwara in North Kashmir Monday night, killing the three jawans. One 14-year-old civilian was additionally killed in “cross-firing”.

Senior CRPF officers in Srinagar advised The Indian Express on Tuesday that it has been discovered that two weapons of CRPF males had been taken by the militants who escaped from the spot after the assault. “The militants managed to take two weapons from the jawans before they fled,” stated a senior CRPF officer.

Three CRPF personnel died in an assault by militants in North Kashmir’s Handwara Monday night, a day after 5 safety personnel, together with two senior Army officers, had been killed in a gunbattle with militants in Handwara of Kupwara district.

On Monday night time, J-Okay Police had stated throughout cross firing “one civilian also got killed”. Soon after the encounter within the space, numerous forces had been rushed to the realm and an operation was launched to nab the attackers. The J-Okay Police, nonetheless, stated that militants escaped from the realm.

“Taking advantage of dense foliage of nearby orchards the terrorists managed to escape from the spot. Search has been launched in the area to nab the terrorists,” the police had stated.

J-Okay Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh on Tuesday stated that anti-militancy operations will likely be intensified additional in coming time. About the safety forces dealing with casualties, Singh stated, “at times, we have to bear losses too.”

“You must have seen that security arrangements are already strengthened and anti-militancy operations are going on and in coming time they [operation] will be further intensified,” the DGP stated whereas chatting with media in the course of the wreath laying ceremony of the slain males.

© The Indian Express (P) Ltd

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