CRPF jawan killed, 2 injured in militant attack in Srinagar

SRINAGAR, Jul 24: A CRPF jawan was today killed while two others injured when militants attacked a security forces’ party here, a spokesman of the paramilitary force said. Militants fired upon the party at a naka near the Batamaloo area of the city, a CRPF spokesman said. “Constable Shankar Lal has been martyred, while two others have been injured in the attack,” he said. The injured personnel are undergoing treatment at a hospital, the spokesman said. Meanwhile an unidentified militant in Kashmir Valley today surrendered before security forces and returned to his family, the police said. “With the help of community one more joins his family and shuns the path of violence,” Kashmir Zone Police said on Twitter. However, the details of the surrendered militant have been kept a secret in order to ensure the security of the youth. More than a dozen militants have laid down their arms in Kashmir since last year when police announced that they will accept offer to surrender of local militants even during ongoing encounters. Most of these militants have surrendered after appeals by their families to shun the path of violence and return home.