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J&K: 2 soldiers killed as terrorists attack CRPF camp in Pulwama

The terrorists first lobbed grenades and then began firing to enter the center. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team Pulwama Dec 31, 2017, 01.16 AM (IST)

Two soldiers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed and two others injured after two terrorists stormed a CRPF training center in Awantipora town in Kashmir's Pulwama district early morning on Sunday.

Both terrorists, who were reportedly holed up in a building block, were killed in the ensuing encounter which lasted for hours.

One of the soldiers killed was Saifuddin.

The terrorists first lobbed grenades and then began firing to enter the 185th battalion camp.

In a statement, the CRPF said the attack took place at their camp at the Lethpora village at 2:10 am and that there was the possibility of another attack as well. 

"Fidayeen managed to enter Lethpora camp at 0210hrs. As per report two of our men got injured during initial intrusion from J&K Police Commando training area side. There is quite possibility of  a similar type of attack on another camp also," the CRPF said.

The injured have been rushed to a hospital and senior CRPF and JK police officers have reached the CRPF camp, CRPF officials said.

The injured soldiers are out of danger now.

In August, eight security personnel lost their lives in a terrorist attack on a district police complex in Pulwama.

(With inputs from agencies)