Operation over at Lethapora's CRPF training camp, body of third terrorist found

One of the terrorists killed was a Class 10 student whose father is part of Jammu and Kashmir's police force.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Jan 01, 2018, 14:35 PM IST
Operation over at Lethapora's CRPF training camp, body of third terrorist found
Smoke rises from inside the CRPF training centre during a gunbattle with suspected militants in Lethpora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district (PTI photo)

Kashmir: The third body of terrorist has been found by the armed forces on Monday.

The forces had resumed their security operations for the second consecutive day at Lethapora's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) training centre earlier today. 

Heavily armed Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists had attacked the camp in the wee hours of Sunday, killing five CRPF jawans and injuring three others. After 15 to 20 minutes of open fire, the terrorists fled to nearby buildings.

Two terrorists were neutralised later on Sunday. Their bodies have been recovered, confirmed CRPF spokesperson Rajesh Yadav. 

One of the terrorists killed was a Class 10 student whose father is part of Jammu and Kashmir's police force.

Director General of Police S P Vaid said security forces prior information about an impending militant strike in the Kashmir Valley for the past three days.

The attack seems to have been carried out as retribution for the string of killings of prominent JeM terrorists over the past month. Among the killed was Talhr Rasheed, the nephew of Jaish chief Masood Azhar, and top commander JeM Noor Mohammad Tantray.