J&K CRPF camp attack: Late night assault took jawans by surprise

The militants stormed the 185th battalion camp of the CRPF or Central Reserve Police Force in Lethpora in Kashmir valley around 2

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 almost 10 hours of gunbattle. Two heavily armed JeM terrorists attacked the camp at about 2 am, said Inspector General of CRPF Ravideep Sahi. Two personnel got injured in the attack.

The CRPF, in a statement, on Sunday said that there are possibilities of similar attacks on other camps too, CRPF IG Ravideep Sahi said that there were intelligence inputs about the possible attacks on "security installations". 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. While one of them died on the spot, the other three succumbed to injuries in the hospital.

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Police sources said a fidayeen group of militants stormed into GTC of CRPF at Lethpora after lobbing grenades and resorted to heavy firing on government forces, injuring three CRPF personnel. Pakistan based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad has claimed responsibility for the attack. The exchange of fire was on when reports last came in.

Tantray, the 47-year-old JeM divisional terrorist was a four feet two inches tall militant, who also walked with a limp and had become a major headache for the security forces in the valley.

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