December 31, 2017

4 CRPF men,2 militants killed in attack on CRPF camp in Pulwama area

Pulwama/Dec,31: Four CRPF men and two militants were killed in a pre dawn attack on a CRPF camp in Pulwama district of south Kashmir today.

CRPF officials said two militants holed up in a building block in the camp were killed in the subsequent operation to neutralise the ultras.

“Two heavily armed militants stormed the camp at about 2 am. They were armed with under-barrel grenade launchers and automatic weapons. They were challenged by camp sentries,” CRPF officials said.

CRPF Public Relations Officer (PRO) Rajesh Yadav told PTI that the militants fired indiscriminately injuring three CRPF personnel.

The injured personnel later succumbed to injuries. One of the injured personnel was identified as Saifuddin, a resident of Nowgam in Srinagar, officials said.

Director General of Police S P Vaid said forces had an input about an impending militant strike in the Kashmir Valley for the past three days.

“There was an input from the last two-three days.They (militants) were trying.They probably could not get a place and time earlier.So, they struck last night, Vaid told reporters.

The CRPF camp also serves as training centre for troops inducted for counter-militancy operations in Kashmir Valley.

A Jammu and Kashmir Police team is also co-located with CRPF in this camp.

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