Srinagar: A CRPF trooper and a 9-year-old boy were killed after militants attacked CRPF patrol party in Bijbhera area of southern Anantnag district on Friday afternoon.
The slain paratrooper has been identified as Shymal Kumar, and a 9-years-old boy Nihaan Ahmad Bhat, Son of Yaseen Ahmad Bhat of Machoo Kulgam.
The firing incident took place near the Padshahe Bagh area of Bijbehara belt along the NH.
“The militants opened fire at a joint patrol party of CRPF’s 90 battalion. One CRPF jawan and a boy were injured in the firing, who later succumbed to their injuries,” a senior police official said.
In Anantnag, the doctors said, that duo were declared brought dead with bullet wounds.
Following the firing incident, a cache of security forces cordoned off the area and conducted searches to try and nab the attackers.