Srinagar: An operation is on to “flush out” a militant believed to still be inside a four-storey building that serves as a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at Lethpora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama District on Monday.
Two JeM militants and five CRPF personnel died during a gun battle on Sunday after at least three members of Jaish-e–Mohammed attacked the camp.
Among the militants killed is the son of a policeman, a 16-year-old who had joined the Jaish-e-Mohammed a few months ago identified as Fardeen Ahmad of Tral area.
Before the attack Fardeen recorded a video message in which he talked about the plan to attack the paramilitary camp and which is now being shared virally on WhatsApp and social media.
“God willing, when this message reaches you, I will already be a guest of my Lord in his heaven,” he said at the beginning of the eight-minute video, in which he urged other young people to join the Jaish-e-Mohammed.
Sources said this is first time that a fidayeen attacker has recorded a provocative message like this before carrying out an attack in Kashmir. They said that forces are analysing the video.