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Two CRPF personnel killed as terrorists attack security forces in Srinagar

IndiaTimes Monday, 5 October 2020
Two CRPF personnel were killed as terrorists attacked a security forces party in Nowgam area of Srinagar on Monday, police said.​​​Terrorists opened fire at a security forces party near Kandizal Bridge this afternoon, a police official said. The injured personnel were taken to the Army's 92 base hospital, where doctors declared them brought dead, the official said.
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