July 2006 News

Militants Attack CRPF Camp In Kashmir

23 July 2006
The Times of India

Jammu: A heavily armed group of militants on Sunday attacked a camp of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Jammu and Kashmir's border district of Poonch. According to reports reaching here, a fierce shootout is in progress between the militants and the paramilitary personnel since 7 pm in Harni area, about 200 km north of here. Police and army personnel have also been rushed to the spot to assist the CRPF in repulsing and neutralising the attack, police said. This is the third attack in the area in the past week. A police constable and a militant of Lashkar-e-Taiba were killed in the two earlier attacks. Poonch is a major infiltration route of militants from across neighbouring Pakistan. At least three groups of terrorists are reported to have infiltrated in the past one month.

 

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