Five CRPF jawan martyred, two terrorists neutralised in Pampore encounter

Srinagar : Five Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans have been martyred in a gunbattle with terrorists in Pampore in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, in which two terrorists have also been neutralised.

Seven CRPF personnel were injured after militants attacked a paramilitary convoy in Frestbal area of Pampore, in which five jawans succumbed to their injuries.

The entire area has been cordoned off as security forces have launched a search operation and are combing the vicinity.

“Our jawans were returning after practicing in the firing range when the attack happened. Our men returned fire with great bravery and it was during that time that Both the militants were neutralised. As of now we have lost five boys and around 20 are injured,” CRPF commandant Rajesh Yadav told the media here.

He added that all the injured and the bodies of the deceased have been moved to be 92 Base Hospital. (ANI)