Terror attack at CRPF camp in Zakura
In this Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 photo, masked Pakistani Taliban militants take part in a training session in an area of Pakistan's tribal South Waziristan region along the Afghan border. Associated Press reporter, photographer and videographer Ishtiaq Mahsud spent six days with fighters from the Pakistani Taliban close to the Afghan border. His account of their travels through South Waziristan offers a glimpse into an area that the Pakistani military claimed had been brought under control following an army offensive two years ago. (AP Photo/Ishtiaq Mahsud)

Terror attack at CRPF camp in Zakura


Terror attack at CRPF camp in Zakura: 1 SSB jawan killed, 8 injured, DG (SSB) briefs Rajnath Singh

Srinagar, Oct 14: Another terror attack has been reported from Kashmir Valley. Terrorists reportedly targeted 3 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoys outside the CRPF camp in Zakura. The site of attack is located at the outskirts of state capital Srinagar. As per preliminary reports, 4 army jawans of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) were injured. They have been rushed to immediate medical care in Srinagar. According to news sources, nearly 3-4 terrorists targeted the camp. it is an ongoing operation. The firing began at 7:00 PM in the evening. Although it stopped by 7:30 PM, the operation has not been called off.

As per early reports, there were two terrorists who attacked the army camp. Senior army personnel, it is  confirmed that two terrorists attacked the CRPF camp. Sources claim that there could be a third terrorist as well on the spot. The exact numbers have not been revealed. The terrorists struck at a time when the CRPF camp was caught off guard. The patrolling team was returning to the Zakura camp after day-long security arrangement. The terrorists might had fled away from the scene. More details are awaited.

The Zakura camp stations CRPF patrolling team, along with SSB. The convoys were returning to the camps after day-long heavy security arrangement. However, prima facie it does not appear to be fidayeen attack. It could be a shoot and scoot operation carried out by the terrorists.

Special Operation Groups (SOG) of Jammu & Kashmir Police, along with CRPF troops have launched a search operation to nab the militants. The terror attack has been reported barely a couple of days after the Pampore encounter which lasted for 48 hours. A similar terror attack was reported nearly two weeks back in Baramulla, where 1 BSF jawan lost his life.


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