Suicide attack foiled on CRPF camp, four militants killed

PTI

File photo: Security personnel stand guard during an encounter with militants in Jammu & Kashmir.

File photo: Security personnel stand guard during an encounter with militants in Jammu & Kashmir.

Four heavily-armed militants were killed this morning as they tried to storm a CRPF camp in a pre-dawn suicide attack in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir. The militants tried to enter the camp of 45 Battalion CRPF at Sumbal in Bandipora at around 4:10 AM by opening fire at the sentry post, a police official said.

According to the officer, the firing was retaliated by the guards even as police reinforcement was rushed to the scene of gunbattle.

“Four militants were killed in the retaliatory firing and the suicide attack was foiled,” the official said. He further added that four AK rifles, one UBGL and some ammunition were recovered from the slain militants.

Confirming the incident, J&K DGP Shesh Paul Vaid tweeted, “45 Bn @crpfindia/@JmuKmrPolice killed 4 terrorists at Sumbal #Bandipore who were attempting suicidal attack on CRPF camp. #JaiHind,”

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