OUTRAGE IN RAMPUR. 1
Date: 04 Jan 2008
4 army jawans killed in UP suicide attack
Tuesday January 1, 10:38 AM
New Delhi: Four army jawans and one civilian have been killed in a suicide attack on a CRPF camp in Rampur in Uttar Pradesh.
The attack took place at 0230 hrs (IST) when armed fidayeens reportedly tried to enter the camp from the gate. At least six troopers are reportedly injured.
Senior Superintendent of Police Sanjiv Gupta told news agency PTI that the terrorists armed with AK-47s and grenades opened fire at the camp and killed the troopers after being intercepted by the jawans and civil police patrolling the site.
One attacker was reportedly killed in the shootout. The CRPF camp is located in Rampur on National Highway 24.
New reports say the area has been cordoned off and police have launched a combing operation. Senior officials have also rushed to the spot.
In the last week of November, intelligence agencies had issued an alert of possible terrorist attack at the CRPF camp in Rampur.