CRPF personnel killed in J-K gun-battle

November 14th, 2007 - 10:22 am ICT by admin  

An encounter between the CRPF and militants in Kashmir continued throughout the morning on Friday after militants opened gunfire at a soldier from a hotel.

The militant outfit LeT (Lashkar-e-Toiba) has claimed responsibility for the incident.

Tension gripped the apple town of Sopore, 50 kilometers north of Srinagar, after militants wearing combat dress attacked a CRPF patrol party on Thursday.

Forces of the paramilitary and the State police surrounded the area and an exchange of fire ensued since 2.45 pm (IST). One of the security personnel was injured. (ANI)

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