Handwara Encounter: Second Attack On CRPF In 48 Hours, 3 Jawans Martyred


Handwara: Jammu and Kashmir’s Handwara town on Monday reported a second terror attack in the last 48 hours. Three CRPF Jawans, and a civilian were killed in the attack.

The jawans have been identified as – Ashwani Kumar from UP, and C Chandrasekar and Santosh Kumar from Aurangabad in Bihar, all of them were constables of 92 Battalion.

While a terrorist who attacked the CRPF patrol party near Qaziabad area was reportedly neutralized, the security officials also found the body of a 14-year-old boy who was killed in the cross-firing, CRPF officials told the media.

On Sunday (May 3), four Indian Army personnel, including a Commanding Officer of 21 Rashtriya Rifles unit, a Major, two soldiers and one J-K policeman were killed in a terror attack at Handwara. The forces also killed two terrorists in retaliation.

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