New Delhi: The search operations carried out by the security forces post a terrorist attack on CRPF Camp at Pulwama came to an end on Monday after the third body of the terrorist was recovered by the armed forces on Monday.
The forces had resumed their security operations for the second consecutive day at Lethapora’s Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) training center earlier in the day.
Heavily armed Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists had stormed the camp in the wee hours of Sunday, killing five CRPF jawans and injuring three others. After 15 to 20 minutes of open fire, the terrorists fled to nearby buildings.
Two terrorists were neutralized later on Sunday. Their bodies have been recovered, confirmed CRPF spokesperson Rajesh Yadav. One of the terrorists killed was a Class 10 student whose father is part of Jammu and Kashmir’s police force.
Director General of Police S P Vaid said security forces prior information about an impending militant strike in the Kashmir Valley for the past three days.
The attack seems to have been carried out as retribution for the string of killings of prominent JeM terrorists over the past month. Among the killed was Talha Rasheed, the nephew of Jaish chief Masood Azhar, and top commander JeM Noor Mohammad Tantray.