The CRPF is the Central Reserve Police Force of the government of India, fighting against the jihadis in Jammu and Kashmir. Jawans are lower level soldiers and non-commissioned officers.
“J&K: 8 CRPF jawans killed, 21 injured in ‘deadliest terrorist attack in 3 years,’” by Yusuf Jameel, Deccan Chronicle, June 25, 2016:
Srinagar: In a major terror strike, two militants armed with assault rifles killed eight CRPF jawans and wounded 21 others on Saturday after ambushing a convoy bus travelling through the highway town of Pampore.
Officials said that both the militants were killed after they were engaged in a gun battle by a Road Opening Party (ROP) of the CRPF.
The authorities termed the incident as ‘deadliest terrorist attack’ in three years in Jammu and Kashmir. The militants opened fire on one of the buses in a 6-vehicle convoy of CRPF’s 161 Battalion near Nambalbal, Pampore, 17-km south of Srinagar, at 4 pm.
Confirming the casualties, Bhavesh Choudhury, spokesperson of CRPF said that the convoy was returning from a firing range after practice when they were attacked by the militants carrying Kalashnikovs.
The injured CRPF jawans have been admitted to Army’s 92-base Hospital at Badami Bagh cantonment.
At least half a dozen of those injured are critical, reports claimed and added that two of the eight CRPF jawans died on the spot whereas six others succumbed to their injuries on way to or in the hospital.
J&K police chief, K Rajendra Kumar, and CRPF Inspector General (Kashmir range) Nalin Prabhat, said that the attackers appeared to be Pakistani nationals and could be cadres of the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba….