Srinagar, December 31-CNS: In the intervening night of 30th and 31st December militants carried out a suicide attack on a CRPF camp in Pulwama in south Kashmir, leaving one trooper dead and two injured.
IG CRPF said that the attack took place on 185 CRPF training centre in Letpora Awantipora around 2 am.
“Armed militants entered the camp, hurled UBGL grenades and started indiscriminate firing at 2:05 AM, leaving three CRPF personnel injured. Later one soldier succumbed to his injuries,” he said.
The deceased was identified as Saifudin Ganaie of Nowgam Srinagar.
The injured were shifted to 92 Army Base hospital Srinagar for treatment.
Soon after the attack, the area was cordoned off and search operation started immediately. Additional reinforcements were rushed to the area.
Following the attack, authorities have snapped internet service in Pulwama district.