1. LeT attack foiled as fasting officer rises early, dogs bark

LeT attack foiled as fasting officer rises early, dogs bark

Commandant Iqbal Ahmad had risen for an early morning meal today before he began his fast for Ramzan when his wireless crackled ominously.

By: | Srinagar | Published: June 5, 2017 10:16 PM
Let attack in jammu and kashmir, CRPF jawan, suicide attack on CRPF camp in Bandipore area, CRPF assault rifle, Lashker-e- Taiba Commandant Iqbal Ahmad had risen for an early morning meal today before he began his fast for Ramzan when his wireless crackled ominously.(PTI)

Commandant Iqbal Ahmad had risen for an early morning meal today before he began his fast for Ramzan when his wireless crackled ominously. There was a fidayeen (suicide) attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in the Bandipore area of North Kashmir, he was told. The meal, or sehri, forgotten, the commandant picked up his assault rifle and rushed to the nearby camp where four terrorists, believed to be members of the banned Lashker-e- Taiba (LeT), were carrying out the attack.

The quick response and immediate reinforcement to deal with the terrorists foiled the attack which could have taken many lives. Ahmad, who took over command of the 45th CRPF battalion after his predecessor Chetan Cheeta was injured, was 200-300 metres away in Sumbal when the wireless message informed him of the attack in the camp that houses two companies of his men.

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The officer, a devout Muslim who keeps a fast for the holy month of Ramzan, rushed to the troubled spot and remained there till all the terrorists had been killed and the area cleared. At the Sumbal camp, it was two street dogs who gave the first tip off to the CRPF personnel with their loud barks.

The dogs, who are fed regularly by the CRPF personnel, continued to bark, giving the personnel an idea that there were people hiding in a particular area. The personnel fired an illuminator — and learnt about the presence of the intruders. “The dogs saved the lives of many,” said a senior CRPF official.

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    P R RAVI
    Jun 6, 2017 at 5:26 am
    Sir, the street dogs fed by the CRPF jawans , showed its faithfulness and gra ude towards its masters by barking at the location of the intruders. My humble suggestion is why can't we introduce a Dog squad in every battalion, which will be very helpful and very beneficial to our Armed forces in dea with such a cowardly act of the terrorist, also we can save the precious life of our Jawans. The timely presence of mind of Mr. Iqbal Ahmad in response to the barking of the dogs saved the lives of our Jawans. Hope my suggestion will be considered and implemented soon. It is not necessary to go for a high breed, even our stray dogs will also be very faithful to its masters. Thanks.
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