In a deadly attack, eight CPRF personnel were killed and more than two dozen were injured after militants attacked a CRPF convoy in South Kashmir’s Pampore area on Saturday. The two militants were also killed in the retaliatory firing by the security forces.  

Here’s what we know till now

  • The incident took place at Frestbal in Pampore, 14 km from Srinagar, when the militants fired at a bus carrying CRPF personnel. 
  • The Road Opening Party (ROP) of the CRPF retaliated and, in the fierce gun battle that ensued, over three dozen paramilitary personnel were injured. 
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  • As soon as the two militants were killed, evacuation process was carried out and the injured CRPF personnel were rushed to Army’s base hospital. 
  • While 5 CRPF personnel were declared brought dead, three more soldiers succumbed to their injuries at the hospital. 
  • As many as 28 other personnel were still admitted with gunshot wounds. 
  • Inspector General of CRPF Nalin Prabhat rushed to the spot and was leading the combing operations. 
  • Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police K Rajendra, who visited the spot, said the two terrorists had been neutralized but “unfortunately we have suffered some causalities too”. 
  • Rajendra also said the militants “in all probability they seem to be from Pakistan.” 
  • This is the second attack on a bus carrying security personnel within three weeks. 
  • On June 3, terrorists had fired at a bus carrying BSF personnel in Bijbehara, killing two personnel.