Free Press Journal

8 securitymen killed in strike on Pulwama cop complex


Srinagar : Eight security personnel, including four CRPF men, were killed when militants carried out a suicide attack on a district police complex in South Kashmir’s Pulwama on Saturday, triggering a massive gunfight in which three terrorists were killed.

The terror strike took place at the crack of dawn when the militants, believed to be foreign mercenaries, entered the police complex in the worst-hit Pulwama district, 25 km from Srinagar.

Police, CRPF and Army personnel quickly swung into action and cornered the militants and ensured that family members of the police personnel living within the complex were taken out to safety.

By afternoon, the security personnel neutralised one of the three terrorist while another militant’s body was recovered after 5 pm, officials said, adding the firing had stopped and the third body would be recovered soon.