J&K CRPF camp attack: Late night assault took jawans by surprise

01 January, 2018, 03:36 | Author: Katrina Soto
  • Pulwama terror attack Terrorists hurl grenades at CRPF camp in Awantipore Jammu and Kashmir 3 jawans injured

Heavily-armed militants stealthily entered the camp in Lathpora area about two hours after midnight, hurling grenades and resorting to indiscriminate gunfire.

After barging in, the two militants secured positions in the CRPF camp located on the Srinagar-Jammu highway until they were killed. The terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed has taken responsibility of the Fidayeen attack, which was carried to avenge the killing of their commander Noor Trali. The CRPF camp also serves as training centre for troops inducted for counter-militancy operations in Kashmir. With this, the number of CRPF who were killed in the encounter has reached five including the one who suffered a heart attack. It is being said that the terrorists went into a building and started firing from there. The exchange of fire was on when reports last came in.

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Four CRPF personnel and two militants have been killed while three CRPF men have sustained injuries in Pulwama fidayeen attack on Sunday. It also criticised the "Operation All Out" started by security forces earlier this year. A statement issued to local media said the "blood of martyrs is yielding results". "Such attacks will continue till the last Indian soldier leaves Kashmir", JeM stated.

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