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CRPF Officer Killed in Militant Attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama

CRPF Assistant Sub-Inspector Vinod Kumar was injured in the attack and succumbed after he was shifted to a hospital.

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A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer was killed in a militant attack in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, 17 July, an official said.

Vinod Kumar, CRPF assistant sub-inspector, was injured in the attack and later succumbed to his injuries after he was shifted to a hospital in Pulwama.

The attack took place at about 2:20 pm on Sunday, when militants fired upon the joint party of police and the CRPF in Gangoo area of south Kashmir.

Senior police officers, along with reinforcement, reached the spot.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the militants took advantage of nearby apple orchards and fired indiscriminately upon the security forces near Gangoo crossing area of Pulwama in south Kashmir, a police spokesman said.

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He said a case has been registered and investigation initiated.

“The whole area, including orchards, has been cordoned off and a search operation is in progress,” the spokesperson said.

Condemning the attack, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said that the security forces will give a befitting reply to the perpetrators.

"I salute the bravery and supreme sacrifice of CRPF's ASI, Vinod Kumar in the line of duty. My deepest condolences to the bereaved family. Strongly condemn heinous terror attack on a naka party in Pulwama. Our security forces will give a befitting reply to the perpetrators,” the LG wrote on Twitter.

(With inputs from PTI.)

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