He said the firing was retaliated by the guards even as police reinforcement was rushed to the scene of gun battle.
"Four militants were killed in the retaliatory firing and the suicide attack was foiled," the official said.
He said four AK rifles, one UBGL (Underbarrel Grenade Launcher) and some ammunition were recovered from the slain militants.
The Sumbal camp of the CRPF is the headquarter of the 45th battalion which was headed by Chetan Kumar Cheeta who survived despite taking nine bullets while fighting militants in Bandipora district last year.
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