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Pulwama: Militants attack CRPF camp, one jawan martyred

Pulwama: Militants attack CRPF camp, one jawan martyred

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 31 Dec 2017, 10:26 am

Srinagar, Dec 31 (IBNS): A CRPF trooper died in the ongoing gunfight at Lethpora area of South Kashmir's Pulwama district on Sunday.

Sources have identified the slain trooper as Saifuddin from Nowgam Srinagar.

Pertinently a couple of militants managed to enter into the CRPF camp at around 2 AM on Sunday.

The militants resorted to indiscriminate firing. At least four CRPF personnel suffered injuries in the initial assault.

An official said that they believe two militants are present in the camp.

"The heavily armed militants probably part of Fidayeen squad of Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit sneaked into the camp and are resorting to heavy firing," said the official.

"They threw grenades and opened fire before they breached perimeter of 185 battalion of the CRPF," he added.

A gun battle between them was underway when last reports came in.

Media reports said that militant outfit Jaish-e-Muhammad has claimed the responsibility of the attack.

(Reporting by Saleem Iqbal Qadri)