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2 Indian troops killed, 3 injured in Pulwama attack

Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, two Indian troops were killed and three others injured in an attack on Indian paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) training center in Lethpora area of Pulwama district on Sunday.

A group of attackers entered the 185th battalion camp of the Central Reserve Police Force in Lethpora area of the district and opened fire at the camp.

They first threw grenades and then opened fire outside the CRPF camp and then managed to get inside.

Heavy reinforcement was immediately rushed to the spot. Apparently, the attack was carried out to avenge the killing of Noor Muhammad Tantray, who was martyred by troops a few days ago in the district.

A CRPF spokesman told media that two troops were killed, while three were injured in the initial firing.

He said, “Fidayeen managed to enter Lethpora camp at 0210hrs.” He said that gun battle was ensuing.

Those wounded were rushed to a hospital and senior CRPF and police officers reached the camp, he added.

Meanwhile, the authorities snapped mobile and internet services in Pulwama district. Media reports quoting police said that dozens of CRPF personnel had to “remain like hostages” in two buildings after a group of three attackers stormed their camp during the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.

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