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 Five CRPF jawans hurt in Srinagar militant attack
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Five CRPF jawans hurt in Srinagar militant attack

Agency News

Srinagar, Oct 26 :  Five CRPF personnel were injured in a militant attack in summer capital Srinagar late on Saturday evening.

This is the first militant attack in Srinagar, since the scrapping of Article 370 and 35A by the Centre on August 5.

Official sources told UNI that militants fired at security forces patrolling party at Kaksarai, about half a kilometer from district Police line Srinagar on Saturday evening. "Five CRPF personnel were injured in the attack," they said, adding the wounded were immediately taken to a hospital.

They said security forces retaliated and the exchange of fire was still going on when the reports last came in. "Additional security forces have been rushed from nearby camps to further cordon off the area to foil any attempt by militants to escape," they added.(UNI)