Blast, gunshots near DPL Pulwama

Blast, gunshots near DPL Pulwama

Anantnag: A blast, followed by gunshots, was heard near District Police Lines (DPL) in Drusoo area of Pulwama district on Tuesday evening.
Police sources said that militants had hurled a grenade towards the DPL, but police officials said they were yet to ascertain the nature of the blast.
The blast and the gunshots were heard at about 6:40 PM.
“A hand grenade was fired at the DPL by militants, using an Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL),” sources in the police said, adding that the grenade was fired from the rear side of the DPL.
The grenade, as per sources, exploded outside the wall of the DPL, following which the sentry on duty fired several shots in the air.
SSP Pulwama Chaudhary Muhammad Aslam, however, said that the nature of the blast was not yet known.
“There was a sound following which the sentry fired a couple of shots. The nature of the blast will be ascertained in the morning,” Aslam told Kashmir Reader.