December 2017 News

Terror Attack On CRPF Training Centre In Kashmir's Pulwama, 3 Injured

30 December 2017
Nazir Masoodi

Srinagar: In a pre-dwan attack, at least two heavily-armed terrorists stormed a Central Reserve Police Force or CRPF training centre in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, injuring 3 personnel, a senior official said. The terrorists threw grenades and opened fire before breaching the perimeter of the training centre of the 185 Battalion of the CRPF in Pulwama, about 30 km from Srinagar. A gun-battle between the terrorists and security forces was underway when last reports came in. The incident happened at around 2:10 am at Lethpora. In a similar attack on the CRPF in August, eight security personnel lost their lives when terrorists targeted a district police complex in Pulwama. The three terrorists who launched the suicide attack were killed after an intense gunfight that went on for over 12 hours. Two months later, three suicide attackers carrying a massive arsenal of guns and explosives broke into a Border Security Force (BSF) camp near the Srinagar airport before dawn and opened fire, killing one soldier. All three terrorists were killed after nearly 10 hours of gunbattle. A unit of the Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed that called itself the 'Afzal Guru squad' claimed the attack.