4 CRPF Men Injured In Pulwama Attack


PULWAMA: Four Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were injured on Friday evening in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district when militants attacked their camp, police said.

The attack came as even Union home minister Rajnath Singh is in the state to review security.

“Militants hurled grenades and then resorted to firing at the CRPF camp in Litter village of Pulwama district in the evening,” a senior police officer said.

“Guards at the camp retaliated to the militant firing after which the militants escaped under the cover of darkness.

“Three CRPF jawans have sustained splinter injuries in this attack. They are being shifted to hospital for treatment,” said the officer, adding that the area around the camp has been cordoned off for searches.

Policemen Attacked, 3 Injured

SRINAGAR: Suspected militants on Friday attacked a police party in Budgam district of Kashmir, injuring three persons, including an assistant sub-inspector, and triggering a gun battle.

The incident occurred in the main market in Chrar-e-Sharief area of Budgam at 3.15 p.m., a police officer said.

Two locals and ASI Abdul Rashid were injured in the attack and they were taken to hospital, he said.

The area was immediately cordoned off by security forces, including the Army, the officer said.

Intermittent firing between the militants and the security personnel was on when last reports came in, the officer said, adding that more reinforcements were rushed to the spot and efforts were on to neutralise the militants.

No militant outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the incident

Meanwhile suspected militants tossed a grenade at a police post in Sherbagh area of South Kashmir’s Islamabad town.

The grenade exploded with a bang, creating panic in the area, witnesses said adding that no loss of property or life was reported due to explosion.

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