#Pulwama attack: Two SPOs stuck with militants, says Home Secy

Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi  said that two Special Police Officers (SPOs) are stuck at the place where the militants are holed up.

He said that the ongoing encounter with Fidayeen militants in Pulwama was discussed during the high level meeting with Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday.

Addressing the media, Rajiv Mehrishi  said that one J-K Police man, two CRPF Jawans lost their lives in the encounter.

Talking about the SPOs situation Mehrishi said, “It is difficult to say whether they are safe or not, but their life is certainly in danger.”

“The terrorists have burnt one building, while the number of terrorists involved has not been accurate enough but they are definitely 2 to 4,” Mehrishi said.

Earlier, the Army Strategic Officer (GOC) at Jammu and Kashmir said that all the families have been brought out of the blocks.

According to the sources, one militant has been neutralized, while two more are reportedly holed up and about 55 Rashtriya Rifles have joined the operations, while there is no hostage situation.

The families living in the blocks have been evacuated and are safe.

The encounter is still underway.

Further details are awaited.

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