Eight CRPF Jawans Killed, 22 Injured in LeT Attack in Kashmir

LeT spokesman Abdullah Gaznavi claimed responsibility for the attack on behalf of the terrorist outfit.

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The CRPF bus that was attacked by the militants. (Photo Courtesy: <a href="https://twitter.com/ANI_news/status/746685800448851968">Twitter/@ANI_news</a>)

Eight Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were killed while another 22 were injured in deadly firing attack on a CRPF bus by two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) ‘fidayeen’ terrorists on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway in Pulwama district on Saturday.

In a statement, the CRPF revealed that the bus was attacked in Fristbal area near Pampore town on Srinagar-Jammu national highway. The LeT militants attacked the bus around 4.45 pm. Both the militants were gunned down in retaliatory fire.

Two LeT terrorists travelling in a private car came from the opposite direction and got down in front of the CRPF bus, resorted to indiscriminate firing and later tried to enter the bus

Lashkar-e-Taiba spokesman Abdullah Gaznavi claimed responsibility for the attack on behalf of the outfit through a statement mailed to some local news agencies in Srinagar.

Shortly after the attack, Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, tweeted to condemn the attacks.

Mehbooba Mufti paying homage to the martyrs. (Photo Courtesy: <a href="https://twitter.com/ANI_news/status/746926951449780225">Twitter/ ANI_news</a>)
Mehbooba Mufti paying homage to the martyrs. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/ ANI_news)

Yesterday, J&K Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti also condemned the militant attack, saying that such acts of violence were aimed at subverting the Government’s efforts to bring peace and prosperity to the state.

The only purpose of such blood-spattered acts of violence is to add to the tragedies and miseries of the people and subvert the Government’s efforts aimed at bringing permanent peace and prosperity to Jammu and Kashmir
Mehbooba Mufti, J&K Chief Minister.

(With IANS Inputs)

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