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J&K: Policeman, 2 CRPF jawans die in encounter at Pulwama

PTI
Published : Aug 26, 2017, 11:52 am IST
Updated : Aug 26, 2017, 2:00 pm IST

2 militants were suspected to be holed up in the complex, which houses the district headquarters and residential buildings, officials said.

Currently, there is intermittent firing in Pulwama and efforts to evacuate families are in progress. (Photo: Twitter | ANI)
 Currently, there is intermittent firing in Pulwama and efforts to evacuate families are in progress. (Photo: Twitter | ANI)

Srinagar: Militants launched a pre-dawn attack on a district police complex in south Kashmir's Pulwama on Saturday, triggering a gun battle which left three security personnel dead.

Two militants were suspected to be holed up in the complex, which houses the district headquarters and residential buildings, officials said.

"The militants opened fire on district police lines (DPL) premises in Pulwama at around 4:30 am," a police official said adding that two CRPF personnel and a Jammu and Kashmir policeman died in the attack.

The security forces retaliated and the exchange of firing was continuing till this afternoon.

Extra forces have been rushed to the spot, he added.

Tags: pulwama encounter, crpf jawans killed, policeman killed, j&k terrorists, j&k situation
Location: India, Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar