CRPF Asserts 2 Dead Militants Were Pakistanis & LeT Operatives


Srinagar: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Saturday asserted that the two terrorists, who have been neutralized in the Pampore gun-battle in Jammu and Kashmir, appeared to be Pakistanis and were Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives.

“According to the first hand info, both killed terrorists appeared to be Pakistanis and definitely from Lashkar and in all likelihood fidayeen,” IG, CRPF operation Nalin Parbhat told ANI.

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In the fierce gun-battle that took place today evening; eight CRPF jawans were also martyred. Several CRPF personnel were injured after militants attacked a paramilitary convoy in Frestbal area of Pampore, in which eight jawans succumbed to their injuries.

The entire area has been cordoned off as security forces have launched a search operation and are combing the vicinity.

“Our jawans were returning after practicing in the firing range when the attack happened. Our men returned fire with great bravery and it was during that time that Both the militants were neutralised. As of now we have lost five boys and around 20 are injured,” CRPF commandant Rajesh Yadav told the media here.

He added that all the injured and the bodies of the deceased have been moved to be 92 Base Hospital.