Uttarkashi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday assured that the sacrifice of CRPF jawans will not go in vain and their valour will be given due acknowledgement.
He told ANI, "The attack on a CRPF camp in Kashmir was a cowardly attack by terrorists. The sacrifice of our jawans won`t go in vain".
"The entire nation stands with their families. We are proud of our brave jawans who lost their lives in the fighting back the terrorists", Singh added.
Meanwhile, the counter-operation launched by security forces against the militants who attacked a CRPF camp in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir ended on Monday.
In a pre-dawn strike, five CRPF men were killed when heavily armed terrorists stormed the camp of the paramilitary force at Lethpora. The attack was claimed by Pakistan-based Jaish-e- Mohammed.
We salute our gallant heroes HC Mohd Tafail, Ct Sharief-Ud-Din, Ct Rajendra Kr Nain, Ct Pradip Kr Panda & Insp Kuldip Roy who made supreme sacrifice fighting terrorists in Lethpora, Pulwama. We Salute thr utmost devotion to mother nation. Insp lost his life due to cardiac arrest. pic.twitter.com/mCREqApXaI
— CRPF (@crpfindia) January 1, 2018
The three terrorists killed in Pulwama encounter were identified by the security forces on Monday.
One has been identified as Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) origin terrorist, Ali Sozal and the other two as Fardeen Mohibuddin and Manzoor Ahmed Baba, who hailed from J&K's Tral and Pulwama region respectively, ANI reported.
Three AK 47, two UBGL, eight magazines, five grenades, a pouch attached with a magazine clip, a flag, and some eatables were recovered from their possession.
(With ANI inputs)