Man behind Rampur CRPF camp attack killed
The Jammu and Kashmir Police and army, in a joint operation, shot dead a top Lashkar-e-Tayyeba operative allegedly responsible for planning and coordinating last month’s suicide attack on a CRPF camp at Rampur in Uttar Pradesh. At least seven CRPF men had died in the attack.
The police identified the Lashkar commander as Abdul Rahman, a Pakistani national. Rahman was killed with another local Lashkar militant on Thursday night in a clash with troops of army’s 55-RR, police and CRPF at Nikloora village in southern Pulwama district on Friday. The local militant was identified as Moin Ahmad Mir.
Director General of Police Kuldeep Khuda described the Lashkar operatives’ killing as a big achievement. Briefing mediapersons here on Friday, he said Rahman was involved in a number of serious actions across Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh.
“His involvement has been found in the suicide attack at the CRPF camp at Rampur,” Khuda said. The police chief said that Rahman and another Pakistani associate — Abu Atif, Lashkar’s divisional commander for south Kashmir, were instrumental not only in supplying arms and ammunition to the militants in UP but also helped them in the organisational build-up. “We are collecting other details from the UP police”, he said.
“The killing of Rehman has dealt a major blow to the LeT,” the DGP said. Rahman and his associate were trapped in a hideout after the police and army laid siege around the village on specific information on Thursday evening. The gunfight continued for several hours.
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