CRPF trooper injured in militant attack at Pulwama

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Qayoom Khan

Srinagar, Sep 18: A paramilitary CRPF man was injured in a militant attack at Newa area of Pulwama in south Kashmir late Tuesday night.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Pulwama, Chandan Kholi said that militants lobbed a grenade and followed it with firing on CRPF camp at Newa last night. “The fire was retaliated by the troops and in the brief exchange of fire, one CRPF personal sustained injuries”.
The injured was taken to nearby district hospital from where he was shifted to army’s 92 base hospital where his condition is said to be stable, Kholi said.
Meanwhile, Jaish-e-Mohammad has claimed responsibility for the attack saying the outfit has started the process to avenge the killing of “commander Ali and other martyrs”.
“Our cadres carried out the sniper attack at 12:35 am and killed two CRPF men,” a spokesman of the outfit in a statement issued to a news agency said, adding this is beginning of the process to avenge the killing of commander Ali and other martyrs.” (GNS)