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Five troopers killed in terror attack on CRPF camp in Pulwama

Srinagar, Dec 31 (DHNS): 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.


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  • Swamy, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Now we know who is taking credit for fake surgical strikes and playing with our dear jawan's lives and who is doing daily surgical strikes on our soldiers. 56" chest is only to frighten defenceless innocent poor man. Terrorists are playing soccer with this 56" chest.

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  • nithin, mangalore

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    Dear Swamy.

    who was ruling 26/11 time ?

    How could you say fake surgical attack?

    I bet you you will not even stand for a mint how the Special force's conduct their mission .

    Never Never Under estimate My brother's credibility .

    we don't care who is ruling and who is opposition when we get order we do it with best we can.

    Second do u have any knowledge regarding suicide attack and the stander'd operating procedure to counter it ?
    If not don't just sit in your comfort room or chair and write
    If you had to face these suicide attacker's you will be peeing in your so called secular pant.
    Do not wary the revenge will be taken
    We live by choice and kill by profession.
    Never ever ever ever say fake surgical strike .{Only our enemy know what our soldier's did }
    Unfortunately you have a freedom to ask your own protector

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    We were promised 'Muh Tod Jawab' & now only our Soldiers are getting Martyred ...

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  • nithin, mangalore

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    Dear Jossy

    R u ready to go full fledged war with Pakistan with only 32 squadron of fighter plan out of it nearly 10 squadron fighter jet are old ?

    Thanks to Congress who never cared about decreasing fighter jets

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