Srinagar, December 31 (newsin.asia): Four Indian security personnel and two militants were killed in a suicide attack on a training center in Pulwama district of Kashmir on Sunday.
A suicide squad of a militant group entered the 185th battalion camp of the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Lethpora and opened fire on the camp. Armed with grenades and assault rifles, the attackers managed to blast and shoot their way into the camp.
Heavy reinforcements of the CRPF were immediately rushed to the scene, officials said.
According to reports, the attack was carried out to avenge the killing of Noor Muhammad Tantray, who was killed by Indian troops in the district a few days ago.
A CRPF spokesperson told the media that two personnel were killed, while three wounded in initial firing.
“Fidayeen managed to enter Lethpora camp at 0210hrs. A gun battle ensued and those wounded were rushed to a hospital. Senior CRPF and police officers reached the camp at short notice,” he said.
Media reports quoting police also seem to suggest that dozens of CRPF personnel had to “remain like hostages” in two buildings after a group of three attackers stormed their camp in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Meanwhile, the authorities have blocked mobile and internet services in Pulwama district.