Press Esc to close

Five troopers killed in terror attack on CRPF camp in Pulwama

DH News Service, Srinagar, Dec 31 2017, 18:14 IST
The Lethpora camp also serves as a  training centre for troops inducted for counter-militancy operations in the state. PTI file photo

The Lethpora camp also serves as a training centre for troops inducted for counter-militancy operations in the state. PTI file photo

Seven people, including five paramilitary troopers and two ultras, were killed on Saturday when fidayeen (suicide) militants launched a pre-dawn attack on a CRPF camp in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Sunday.

Inspector General CRPF Ravi Deep Sahi said the attack took place at 185 CRPF training centre in Letpora, Awantipora around 2 am.

"Armed militants entered the camp, hurled UBGL grenades and started indiscriminate firing at 2.05 am," he told reporters.

After forcing their way into the complex, the militants resorted to indiscriminate firing and threw grenades, in which three CRPF personnel were killed and two others injured, CRPF spokesman CRPF Rajesh Yadhav, said.

"Four personnel lost their lives and one of them died due to heart attack," he said.

"The security forces engaged the fidayeen, who were hiding in the concrete building and after hours of exchange of firing both the militants were neutralised," he added.

The Lethpora camp also serves as a training centre for troops inducted for counter-militancy operations in the state.

The Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit, while claiming responsibility for the attack, warned of more such raids.

"Such attacks will continue till the last Indian soldier leaves Kashmir," a local news gathering agency GNS quoting the outfit's statement said.

State Police chief Shesh Pal Vaid said security forces had an input about an impending militant strike in the 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 (Saturday)," Vaid told reporters.

The state police chief was speaking at a press conference to outline the achievements of the Jammu and Kashmir Police in 2017.

"As long as our neighbour (Pakistan) keeps sending people like this (fidayeen), my police and security forces and people of Kashmir will have to go through this. It is unfortunate that this happened," he said.

Go to Top

More from this section
Most trending stories
Photo Gallery
Narendra Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara during their visit to Sabarmati Ashram...

Narendra Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara during their visit to Sabarmati Ashram...

Narendra Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara during their visit to Sabarmati Ashram...

Narendra Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara during their visit to Sabarmati Ashram...

New recruits of Madras Engineer Group and Centre during a military training demonstration...

New recruits of Madras Engineer Group and Centre during a military training demonstration...

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman waves from the cock-pit of IAF's Sukhoi-30 MKI plane...

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman waves from the cock-pit of IAF's Sukhoi-30 MKI plane...

R Madhavan, Amit Sadh, Sapna Pabbi and Vijay Subramaniamduring the trailer launch...

R Madhavan, Amit Sadh, Sapna Pabbi and Vijay Subramaniamduring the trailer launch...

The newly-raised all women bikers contingent of Border Security Force (BSF) ‘Daredevils' practice...

The newly-raised all women bikers contingent of Border Security Force (BSF) ‘Daredevils' practice...

The newly-raised all women bikers contingent of BSF Daredevils...

The newly-raised all women bikers contingent of BSF Daredevils...

India and Japanese Coast Guard ships participate in a joint naval drill as part of the search...

India and Japanese Coast Guard ships participate in a joint naval drill as part of the search...

Homeless people sharing meal at a pavement in New Delhi...

Homeless people sharing meal at a pavement in New Delhi...

Camel-mounted BSF soldiers participate in a rehearsal for the Beating Retreat ceremony...

Camel-mounted BSF soldiers participate in a rehearsal for the Beating Retreat ceremony...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.