Thiruvananthapuram: The last rites of CRPF sub-inspector G. Jayachandran Nair, who was killed in the ambush by militants in Pampore, Jammu and Kashmir, on Saturday, were performed on Monday.
The suspected LeT terrorists sprayed a bus carrying the personnel of 161 battalions of CRPF with bullets at Frestbal. Eight CRPF personnel, including Jayachandran Nair, were killed on the spot and 21 others critically wounded.
Eight CRPF personnel were martyred and 24 injured in the major ambush by two terrorists on Saturday, who were neutralised in the encounter in Pampore.
Security personnel recovered arms and ammunition, including two AK 47 Rifles, 11 hand grenades from the killed terrorists.
Saturday's attack was the fourth one on the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir this month. At least 17 security personnel were killed and several others injured in the last three major strikes along the Jammu-Srinagar Highway during the period.
Officials say infiltration has dramatically gone up compared to the previous year with more than 50 terrorists crossing the border in the last five months. Last year, there was zero infiltration in the first four months.