SRINAGAR: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar Monday said that three Lashkar-e-Toiba militants came from the orchards and targeted a joint Naka party of police and CRPF at Kreeri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district resulting in the killing of two CRPF men and a special police officer (SPO).
“After checking the statements of eye-witnesses and other technical details, it seems Lashkar men who were three in number carried out the attack near a shallow stream where a joint team was on a normal naka duty,” the IGP told reporters at the site of the incident as per news agency KNO.
He said that police are developing the leads and the attackers will soon be neutralized. Asked militants have carried two back to back attacks since August 15 and managed to escape, the IGP said the point has already been noted by the police. “At times, militants manage to flee. We are developing leads and will neutralize the militants involved in the two attacks (including Nowgam) soon,” he said.
On yesterday’s Sopore ‘attack’, the IGP said that wasn’t the attack but an operation launched on the basis of militant presence. “The militants fired few shots and after that no contact was established,” he said.
Two CRPF men and an SPO were killed at Kreeri, Baramulla in the morning attack today.