FIROZABAD: The last rites of Head Constable Vir Singh, who lost his life in Pampore terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir, was performed here in Uttar Pradesh yesterday.
Eight CRPF personnel were martyred and 24 injured in the major ambush by two terrorists on Saturday, who were neutralised in the encounter in Pampore.
Security personnel recovered arms and ammunition including 2 AK 47 Rifles, 11 hand grenades from the killed terrorists.
Last rites of Head Constable Vir Singh who lost his life in Pampore (J&K) terror attack, performed in Firozabad (UP) pic.twitter.com/woNvPpQMst— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) June 27, 2016
After Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba claimed responsibility for Saturday's attack on a CRPF convoy in Pampore town of Jammu and Kashmir, the Home Minister Rajnath Singh had earlier said that the Centre would be sending a two-member committee to find out the loopholes which led to the untoward incident.
"All our security forces are fighting very bravely and efficiently and in this small span of time the numbers of terrorists they have gunned down is highly commendable," he added.
Saturday's attack was the fourth one on the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir this month. At least 17 security personnel were killed and several others injured in the last three major strikes along the Jammu-Srinagar Highway during the period.
Officials say infiltration has dramatically gone up compared to the previous year with more than 50 terrorists crossing the border in the last five months. Last year, there was zero infiltration in the first four months.