March 20, 2018

Terrorists storm CRPF camp in J&K's Pulwama, jawan killed

01 January 2018, 01:12 | Marta Robbins

Terrorists storm CRPF camp in J&K's Pulwama, jawan killed

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A unit of the Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed that called itself the "Afzal Guru squad" claimed the attack. Reportedly the militants hurled grenades and stormed the 185th battalion camp of CRPF in Lethpora in the restive Kashmir Valley around 2 am.

One of deceased was identified as constable Saif-ud-din Ganai of Nowgam in Srinagar. The terrorists opened fire and launched grenade in the camp.

Initially, Rising Kashmir had reported that "three militants" were killed. "They were challenged by camp sentries", PTI quoted CRPF officials as saying.

The IG further said, the exchange of fire was going on till afternoon on Sunday. Meanwhile director general of police (DGP) SP Vaid at a press conference here said, the trend of local boys joining militancy has gone down.

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"Security forces including Rashtriya Rifles, CRPF and state police jointly carried out an operation to flush out the militants", the official said.

Congress took the opportunity to castigate Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Two militants were killed and reports said one more is in the building that was being hit by heavy weapons.

The attack comes five days after the JEM Commander Noor Mohammad Tantray alias Noor Trali was killed in an encounter at Samboora in Pulwama district. Several barracks of the fortified camp were also burnt to ashes in the attack.

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