Srinagar: A policeman was killed and six others were injured in a militant attack early Saturday at district police lines in south Kashmir’s Pulwama.
In the predawn attack, at least three heavy armed attackers stormed the police lines where hundreds of Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF personnel are stationed, police said.
After forcing their entry into the police lines building, militants resorted to indiscriminate firing and lobbed grenades. One policeman was killed and six others including 3 CRPF personnel were injured, they said.
Officials said they are evacuating people from the building where militants are holed up and also adjacent buildings before they start a flush out operation.
Initial reports suggest, militants are firing from a three story police building and many policemen are trapped there.
“We are evacuating people. Both CRPF and Jammu & Kashmir (personnel) are stationed in police lines,” NDTV news channel said quoting Munir Ahmad Khan, Inspector General of Police.