NEW DELHI: Four terrorists were killed on Monday morning in retaliatory fire by security forces as they attempted to attack a CRPF camp at Sumbal+ in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The heavily armed militants tried to enter the camp of 45 Battalion CRPF at Sumbal in Bandipora at around 3.45am by opening fire at the sentry post. The gunbattle between the security forces and terrorists went on till 6.15am.
According to police official the firing was retaliated by the guards even as police reinforcement was rushed to the scene of gun battle.
“Four militants were killed in the retaliatory firing and the suicide attack was foiled,” the official said. Their bodies were recovered along with four AK rifles, one UGL, UBGL grenades and hand grenades.
He said four AK rifles, one UBGL (Underbarrel Grenade Launcher) and some ammunition were recovered from the slain militants.
Confirming the incident, J&K DGP Shesh Paul Vaid tweeted, “45 Bn @crpfindia/@JmuKmrPolice killed 4 terrorists at Sumbal #Bandipore who were attempting suicidal attack on CRPF camp. #JaiHind,”