Pulwama encounter continues; 4 CRPF jawans, 3 terrorists killed

Terrorists storm CRPF camp in J&K's Pulwama jawan killed

Militants attacked Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) personnel at its Group Training Centre (GTC) Lethpora area of Awantipora in southern Kashmir's Pulwama district during the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.

Terming the attack as "unfortunate", Director General of Police S P Vaid said, "There was an input from the last two-three days". IG Ravi said, this was deadliest Fidayeen attack by the Pakistani terrorists in recent times.

Tantray, the 47-year-old JeM divisional terrorist was a four feet two inches tall militant, who also walked with a limp and had become a major headache for the security forces in the valley. However, they selected lethpora for the attack.

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CRPF spokesman told media that three other CRPF personnel were also injured in the gunfight which began after a fidayeen terrorist group attacked the camp in the wee hours today. All of them succumbed to their wounds later. The four-storey building consists of 3 blocks, and block-one is used for officer's family accommodation, the second block as main office while block three has been targeted by terrorists. JeM statement issued to a local news agency in Srinagar stated the "blood of martyrs is yielding results".

Meanwhile, internet services have been suspended in Pulwama district early this morning immediately after the attack.

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