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Pampore terror attack: PM Narendra Modi pained by demise of CRPF jawans, salutes their courage

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has offered his condolences after eight Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)  jawans were martyred in an encounter with Lashkar terrorists in Pampore of Jammu and Kashmir.


Pampore terror attack: PM Narendra Modi pained by demise of CRPF jawans, salutes their courage

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has offered his condolences after eight Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)  jawans were martyred in an encounter with Lashkar terrorists in Pampore of Jammu and Kashmir.

"I salute the courage of the CRPF personnel martyred today in J&K. They served the nation with utmost dedication. Pained by their demise. (sic)," PM Narendra Modi tweeted.

"My thoughts are with the families of those martyred today. May those injured recover soon. (sic), " the PM added through a tweet.

Pampore attack

Eight CRPF personnel were martyred and 24 injured in the major ambush by two terrorists, who were neutralised in the encounter in Pampore.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar offered his condolences to the families of the martyred and said that he is praying for the early recovery of those injured.

CRPF DG K Durga Prasad has briefed Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the incident and will be visiting Pampore on Sunday to take stock of the situation.

'Terrorists were from Pakistan'

The CRPF on Saturday asserted that the two terrorists, who have been neutralized appeared to be Pakistanis and were Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives.

"According to the first hand info, both killed terrorists appeared to be Pakistanis and definitely from Lashkar and in all likelihood fidayeen," IG, CRPF operation Nalin Parbhat told ANI.

Arms and ammunition recovered

Security personnel recovered arms and ammunition including 2 AK 47 Rifles, 11 hand grenades from the killed terrorists.

From Zee News

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