Pulwama Encounter: Four CRPF men, two militants killed

01 January, 2018, 03:39 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
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Initially, Rising Kashmir had reported that "three militants" were killed.

"There is quite possibility of similar type of attack on other camp also" CRPF said.

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A group of three militants hurled grenades and resorted to indiscriminate firing with automatic weapons on the sentry posted at main gate of 185 Battalion CRPF camp at Lethpora in Pulwama. Both attackers were killed in retaliatory action. It is being said that the terrorists went into a building and started firing from there. In the initial exchange of gunfight, three paramilitary CRPF were injured.

The injured were rushed to Army base hospital where five of them succumbed, sources said. Among them, one Constable Sharif-Ud-Din of Nawgam, succumbed to injuries.

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Meanwhile, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the fidayeen attack.

Security forces near the encounter site.

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With one of the three militants who had barged into the CRPF training centre at Lethpora still alive, reports said one CRPF man was killed in renewed gun-battle. A statement issued to local media said the "blood of martyrs is yielding results". "Such attacks will continue till the last Indian soldier leaves Kashmir", it said.

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