Deputy Chief Minister Singh expressed grief and sorrow over the killing of the CRPF personnel and prayed for an early recovery of the two jawans who suffered bullet injuries. "There is quite possibility of similar type of attack on other camp also", said the CRPF.
The terrorists first lobbed grenades and then began indiscriminate firing and entered the training centre in Awantipora. According to the CRPF, the main building of the camp comprises of three blocks - with Block 1 allotted to accommodate the families of the officials and the Block 3 having a hospital and a control room. "Soon after the attack, reinforcement of Army's special forces and Special Operation Group of Jammu and Kashmir rushed to the spot and cordoned off the whole area amid fierce gunfight", the source added.More news: These B-town stars did NOT attend Virushka's Mumbai wedding reception
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The Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Muhammad claimed responsibility for the attack. A gun-battle between the terrorists and security forces was underway when last reports came in. "As long as our neighbour keep on sending people like this, my police, my security forces and people of Kashmir will have to go through this", The DGP said. "Talha Rasheed, Mohammad Bhai, commander Noor Mohammad Tantray and all other martyrs of Kashmir are not heirless".