Suicide attack on CRPF camp in J&K, 4 militants killed

Indian army

Srinagar, June 5: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Monday foiled a suicide attack on one of its camp in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir and killed four terrorists.

The terrorists lobbed grenades at the CRPF’s 45 Battalion camp in north Kashmir’s Sumbal region around 3.45 a.m. followed by heavy firing.

“The fidayeen militants kept firing as they tried to enter the camp. The attack was effectively repulsed by the CRPF sentry and Sumbal Police,” CRPF Deputy Inspector General M. Dinakaran told IANS.

Luckily, no loss was reported from the CRPF side, he added.

Several weapons have been found along with the bodies of four militants, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, Dinakaran said.

The army personnel have seized four AK-47 rifles, over a dozen grenades and a huge cache of ammunition.

The Sumbal camp of the CRPF is the headquarters of the 45th battalion which was headed by Chetan Kumar Cheeta, who survived despite taking nine bullets while fighting militants in Bandipora in 2016.

 Wefornews Bureau

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