8 killed in LeT Fidayeen attack on CRPF camp in Rampur

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Rampur (UP), Jan 1: At least eight people, including seven security personnel were killed and five others injured when armed Laskhar-e-Toiba(LeT) fidayeen attacked the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Rampur district of Uttar Pradesh early today.

Senior police officials in the state capital confirmed that the module behind the attack was of the LeT. Of the total seven security personnel killed, five belonged to the CRPF while two were UP policemen. Besides, a civilian was also killed in the attack.State Additional Director General of Police (Crime, Land and Order) Brijlal told the sources that of the total casualties, five were CRPF jawans and two UP police personnel. He said, ''At least two fidayeen entered the CRPF camp after crossing the first barricade of UP police.'' The entire area had been cordoned and search operations launched to nab the terrorist who were ''hiding somewhere in the jungle area around the vast CRPF camp''.

Mr Brijlal said the injured jawans have been shifted to hospital at the neighbouring district of Moradabad where the condition of one of them was stated to be critical.

Senior police officials from the nearby district have rushed to the spot along with additional security forces, he added.

Meanwhile, a report from Rampur said securitymen have managed to shot dead one terrorist but the other managed to escape.

The terrorists, equipped with AK 47, attacked the camp around 0300 hours and managed to enter the base camp after shooting the security personnel of the UP police at the first barricade, according to sources.

On November 28, Intelligence agencies issued an alert of possible attack on the CRPF camp at Rampur situated on Delhi-Lucknow national highway. Agencies issued the alert after they intercepted a call in which a person from Pakistan ordered someone in the western district of the state to ''complete the work'' at CRPF camp during recruitment.

After the alert, security was beefed up at the camp and additional forces from UP police were deployed.

UNI

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