Srinagar: At least four Indian Army soldiers were martyred and three others injured in a suicide attack carried out by the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed on a CRPF camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama early on Sunday.
Security forces gunned down two terrorists in the attack. The wounded soldiers have been rushed to the hospital.
The gunfire erupted after two heavily armed Jaish terrorists hurled grenades at the 185th battalion camp of the Central Reserve Police Force in Lethpora in the restive Kashmir Valley around 2am.
“The two terrorists were holed up in one building block in the camp,” said a senior official.
“Four CRPF jawans were martyred in the operation that lasted for nearly 12 hours,” a police officer said.
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.
As a precaution, authorities suspected Internet facility in Pulwama district.
Traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu highway was halted for some time during the counter-insurgency operations.
It is worth mentioning here that the attack came in the wake of Indian Army’s high-profile counter-insurgency operations against Pakistan-based group Jaish, Laskhar-e-Taiba.