Srinagar, Apr 19: Asserting that security forces are working on leads to identify the militant group responsible for the attack that left three jawans dead in Sopore on Saturday, Inspector General of CRPF, Kashmir, Rajesh Yadav said that forces will soon avenge their death.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Sunday paid floral tribute to three jawans killed in a militant attack in the apple township of Sopore in north Kashmir district of Baramulla on Saturday.
“Lockdown is being enforced to curtail the spread of Coronavirus in the valley. CRPF is deployed across the valley to enforce this lockdown… Yesterday’s attack on our jawans happened when they were enforcing restrictions in Sopore. Three of our jawans were unfortunately martyred in the attack,” Yadav, who is IG Operations, told reporters after the wreath-laying ceremony here on Sunday. He said security agencies are jointly working on leads to identify the militants behind the attack and ‘very soon we will avenge the death of our jawans’.
Militants on Saturday evening fired at a security force checkpoint near Ahad Bab crossing in Sopore, resulting in injuries to five CRPF jawans. The wounded were immediately taken to a hospital where three of them succumbed. The deceased were identified as head constable Rajeev Sharma and constables Parmar Satpal and CB Bakhre. (UNI)