5 CRPF jawans martyred, 2 terrorists gunned down in J&K’s Pulwama attack

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Srinagar, Dec 31: Five Central Reserve Police Force personnel were martyred while three others received bullet injuries in a fidayeen attack on a paramilitary training centre at Lethpora in South Kashmir in the wee hours of Sunday. Security forces gunned down two terrorists while search operation continues.

Earlier there were reports that 3 terrorists have been gunned down by security forces but as per latest report by media officials two terrorists have been killed.

Heavily-armed militants stealthily entered the camp in Lathpora area about two hours after midnight, hurling grenades and resorting to indiscriminate gunfire.

“Five CRPF jawans were martyred in the operation that lasted for nearly 12 hours,” a police officer said.

The personnel on sentry duty returned fire, and a gun battle ensued.

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 said.

Search operation is underway.

As per safety measures, authorities suspected Internet facility in Pulwama district and traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu highway was halted for some time during the counter-insurgency operations.



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