J&K: 5 CRPF personnel killed in terror attack

At least four Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans have been killed, and three have been injured in the ongoing encounter between terrorists and security forces at a CRPF training centre in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.

Terming the attack as "unfortunate", Director General of Police S P Vaid said, "There was an input from the last two-three days".

Stuned by the attack, dozens of CRPF personnel were in the two buildings at the time of the attack.

After barging in, the two militants secured positions in the CRPF camp located on the Srinagar-Jammu highway until they were killed. He claimed a number of security force personnel were killed or injured.

The militants initially said to be two, barged into the Lethpora centre from the hillside and killed two CRPF men. The terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed has taken responsibility of the Fidayeen attack, which was carried to avenge the killing of their commander Noor Trali. 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.

In a statement to the local media, it, said the "blood of martyrs is yielding results".

  • Stacy Allen