CRPF, J-K police praised for thwarting Bandipora camp attack
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CRPF, J-K police praised for thwarting Bandipora camp attack

Security forces killed four militants as they foiled a pre-dawn fidayeen attack on a CRPF camp in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.

india Updated: Jun 06, 2017 20:53 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Srinagar
Attack on paramilitary camp,attack in Bandipore camp,Jammu and Kashmir
AK-47 rifles recovered from the attackers of the CRPF camp in Jammu and Kashmir.(HT Photo)

CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir police officers and troopers were commended on Tuesday for foiling an attack on a paramilitary unit’s camp in Bandipora the previous day, killing four Lashkar-e-Taiba militants of foreign origin.

State director general of police SP Vaid and CRPF director general Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar visited camp in Sumbal and congratulated the personnel posted there for their quick response and courage.

Police and paramilitary troopers fought together to thwart the pre-dawn attack on the CRPF 45 Battalion camp.

“The forces worked together and fought bravely to keep the people and camp safe,” Bhatnagar said.

A CRPF statement said paramilitary officers and personnel along with the deputy superintendent of police, the station house officer and a constable were awarded the director general’s “commendation disc and certificate for their swift and gallant action”.

Police are ascertaining the identity of the militants and investigating when they “infiltrated” the state.

DGP Vaid said the militants “don’t seem to be from here and are from LeT”.

The bodies were buried late Monday night in a graveyard demarcated for unidentified militants in neighbouring Baramulla district. There were reports of public unrest in Bandipora as residents sought the bodies for burial.

Union home minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday the attackers intended a “prolonged siege and extensive damage” as they were “heavily armed with automatic rifles, grenades and incendiary material such as petrol, and were carrying dry ration”.

First Published: Jun 06, 2017 20:25 IST