Jammu and Kashmir: Militants attack CRPF camp in Pulwama, head constable killed (Representational Photo)
As Jammu and Kashmir is grappling with the menace of several abductions, a CRPF head constable was killed and two Army jawans injured when Jaish-e-Mohammed militants attacked a newly-set up camp in Pulwama district of South Kashmir on Sunday evening. The incident took place at around 7.30 pm when militants hurled grenades through Underbarrel Grenade Launchers (UBGL) and fired at the CRPF personnel near Kakapora railway station in Pulwama, the police said. Head Constable Chandrika Prasad died in the attack, they said.
The camp had been set up recently to enhance security in this militancy-infested district due to the ongoing Panchayat elections.
Jaish-e-Muhammad claimed responsibility for the attack on the CRPF camp. A spokesman of the militant outfit called some local media houses and claimed responsibility for it.
After being attacked, the CRPF personnel chased the militants who fled to a nearby locality. The paramilitary forces were assisted by Army jawans of the Rashtriya Rifles, who were patrolling in a nearby area.
The troops reached an orchard where they were fired upon, resulting in injury to two Army jawans. The cordon had to be called off as a religious congregation was there.
The Army jawans were taken to the Srinagar-based 92-base hospital and they were out of danger, the police said.