Published On: Sat, Aug 26th, 2017

Terrorists attack police lines in Pulwama, two security personnel martyred

Srinagar: One policeman was martyred and eight other security personnel including four CRPF personnel were injured on Saturday in an early morning suicide attack by terrorists in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

When reports last came in, heavy firing exchanges were going on

One the injured CRPF personnel has reportedly succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.

According to a senior police official, a group of terrorists opened fire on DPL Pulwama at around 4:30 am, resulting in injuries to four security personnel. It was later reported that one policeman and a CRPF personnel had succumbed to their injuries.

The police official said that the terrorists whose number of three to four lobed grenades and fired at the guard post. Constable Imtiyaz Ahmad Sheikh was killed. The terrorists are belived to be associated with Pakistan based terror outfit Jais-e-Mohammad (JeM).

He said that a gun-battle ensued as security forces opened retaliatory fire on the terrorists.

When reports last came in, heavy firing exchanges were going on.

The police official said extra forces have been rushed to the area.

Meanwhile, the security forces have also started evacuating locals from the area to avoid casualty to civilians.

 

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