'Terrorists who attacked CRPF camp in Srinagar were from Pakistan': R.K. Singh
New Delhi, Mar. 13 : Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh on Wednesday said the terrorists who posed as cricketers and attacked the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Srinagar were from Pakistan.
"Both the terrorists, who have been killed, appeared prima-facie to be not local, but from across the border. And the first impression is that they are probably from Pakistan," he told media here.
The Home Secretary said he has spoken to the CRPF IG, who is in-charge of the area.
"There is a police public school ground in Pirampura Police Station. Some boys were playing cricket there. The CRPF jawans deployed in the adjacent area, they were on stand-by for law and order duties. And these two terrorists came they had kitbags. So, at first site it appeared as if they were joining the cricketers," said Singh.
"When they entered, they took out AK-47 rifles from the kitbags and started firing. Both the terrorists have been killed. We have lost five men, five of our men are injured but all these are out of danger, three civilians are also injured they seem to be out of danger that is the situation," he added.
One of the injured civilians, Ubaid Farooq, said a bullet hit him in the leg after which he was brought to the hospital.
"I was playing cricket with a few others when suddenly I heard gun shots. We sat down but a bullet hit me in the leg as well. I was brought to the hospital that is all I remember," he said.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has described the assault on the paramilitary camp as a 'suicide attack'.
Abdullah said that the injured civilians are being medically treated and were out of danger.
"Today at around 10.45 a.m., a gun battle took place between militants and CRPF personnel at the Bemina Chowk in Srinagar. Five CRPF personnel have been killed and some have been injured. Three civilians have also been injured, two from bullets and one from splinter," Abdullah told the media in Srinagar.
"All three are being medically treated and I am told that they are out of danger. This was a fidayeen attack (suicide attack) and the attack was undertaken by two militants and both of them have been gunned down," he added.