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One soldier killed as militants ambush CRPF convoy in Kashmir

Militants ambushed the CRPF vehicle in provincial capital Srinagar and ran away after firing indiscriminately. Photograph: (Reuters)

Reuters Srinagar Jun 24, 2017, 02.44 PM (IST)

One CRPF soldier was killed and two others were injured on Saturday (June 24) when militants attacked a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) vehicle in India's northern Jammu and Kashmir state.

The militants ambushed the vehicle in capital Srinagar and ran away after firing indiscriminately.

CRPF inspector general Ravideep Sahi said the security forces had cordoned off the area to nab the ultras.

The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital. Reinforcements were rushed to the attack spot and a search operation was underway to track down the militants.

Kashmir has seen a rise in militant activities with repeated attacks on security forces and police convoys.

Security forces have gunned down several militants, including top commanders of militant groups like Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) over the last two months.

(Reuters)

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