Udhampur Attack: Lone terrorist killed; 3 CRPF jawans injured

Udhampur: On Monday, one terrorist was killed and three Central Reserve Police Force jawans were injured during gunfire, opened by two militants at a CRPF and a police camp at Khud area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur district.

As per reports, the militants go down the bus which was travelling from Srinagar to Jammu. Also, they opened fire when they were stopped for security check. In the firing, three civilians – two women and a child were injured.

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Confirming the gunfire, SSP Udhampur said, “Militants attack CRPF camp on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Kud area of Udhampur District.”

Director General of Police (DGP) K Rajendra Kumar said, “Police and CRPF were frisking all the Jammu-bound vehicles at Kral Nallah area in Kud when they stopped an SRTC bus and during its checking, an unidentified suspected militant opened fire at them this evening.”

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An AK-47 rifle and a pistol were recovered from the terrorist who was killed in the cross firing. Also, the DGP said that only one militant was travelling in the bus.

He added, “It was just the random checking of the vehicles when the police and the CRPF team were attacked, while the militant was gunned down, three civilians including two women and a child was injured in the firing.”

As of now, the attack site has been cordoned off and combing operation is on to check that apart from the one militant killed, there was no other person involved in the attack.

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Confirming the same, the state police chief said, “The firing has stopped, CRPF and Police is on the spot and we are carrying a combing operation. Investigation is also on to ascertain the identity of the slain militant.”

As per reports, the attack comes one day after a four policemen were injured in a terror attack in J&K’s Kulgam district.