Vastavam web: Indian security forces foiled a bid to intrude into Indian land and killed four militants in Jammu Kashmir in the wee hours of Monday. Four militants were killed today in retaliatory firing by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) as they attempted to attack a 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 around 4:10 am, a police official said. They lobbed grenades, and later opened fire. The alert sentries retaliated.
The encounter lasted only 45 minutes. The first terrorist, who tried to enter the camp by lobbing grenades, was gunned down in first few minutes. After a heavy exchange of fire, the other terrorists were forced to retreat, and were gunned down by Sumbal Police personnel, who had surrounded them. The four terrorists may have infiltrated recently from an undisclosed location and were planning an Uri-style attack, sources told India Today They were carrying incendiary material, including 3 petrol bombs.