Islamic terrorist attack in UP : 7 CRPF personnel & a civilian killed

via HK published on January 1, 2008

RAMPUR: With a clear warning to spread the attack against Indian armed forces other than J & K, in a boody attack by Islamic terrorsts in Rampur seven CRPF personnel and a civilian were killed. The heavily armed terrorists stormed the CRPF camp here early this morning.

Armed with AK-47 rifles and grenades, the terrorists attacked the CRPF group centre at around 2.20 am, CRPF and police officials said.

The security personnel and police patrolling the area intercepted the attackers leading to a fierce gun battle in which seven CRPF jawans and a civilian were killed, they said.

The civilian killed appeared to be a rickshaw puller, Senior Superintendent of Police Sanjiv Gupta said.

The number of militants who attacked the camp was also not immediately known.

Security officials were, however, unable to confirm the casualty on the side of militants.

The area has been cordoned off and the combing operation was on, they said.

The attack comes about 40 days after a series of blasts ripped through three court premises in the state killing 13 people.

Lashkar-e-Toiba has claimed responsibility for the attack on the camp.

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