Pulwama: A loud bang was heard near police station Pulwama creating panic in the town on Friday evening.
While sources said a hand grenade was fired at the police station, SSP Pulwama, Chaudhary Muhammad Aslam said they were not sure about the cause of the explosion.
“Yes, there was a loud bang in the area and a team has been sent to ascertain the facts,” Aslam said, “We don’t know what was the cause of the sound for now.”
According to police, the explosion took place at around 7pm.
Local sources added that government forces have cordoned off the area and random searches were being carried out, while this report was being filed.
Militant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility for a grenade attack on police station Pulwama in south Kashmir.
In a statement to GNS, JeM spokesman Hassan Shah said that its cadres carried out the attack at police station Pulwama with a grenade. The spokesman also claimed that the cadres have also lobbed grenade in Pampore.