Four CRPF soldiers killed in Pulwama encounter


Police in Jammau and Kashmir said that at least four CRPF soldiers and two militants were killed in the state’s Pulwama district on Sunday after guerrillas attacked a CRPF training centre.
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Heavily-armed militants stealthily entered the camp in Lathpora area about two hours after midnight, hurling grenades and resorting to indiscriminate gunfire, reported IANS.

“Four CRPF jawans were martyred in the operation that lasted for nearly 12 hours,” a police officer was quoted as saying.

While addressing a press conference, the state’s Director General of Police, SP Vaid, said, “Three CRPF boys received bullet injuries. Two of them are stable, one has been killed. The terrorists will be neutralised very soon.”

After barging in, the two militants secured positions in the CRPF camp located on the Srinagar-Jammu highway until they were killed.

The Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) claimed responsibility for the daring attack on the 185 Battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force.

“Security forces including Rashtriya Rifles, CRPF and state police jointly carried out an operation to flush out the militants,” the official was quoted by IANS..

As a precaution, authorities suspected Internet facility in Pulwama district. Three terrorists too have been reported to be killed.

Traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu highway was halted for some time during the counter-insurgency operations.


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