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Militants open fire, lob grenades on IAF facility in Pulwama

Srinagar,31/12/2017:CRPF Personnels seeing towards the CRPF camp during encounter  in Lethpora, south of Srinagar on Sunday. Militants carried out a 'fidayeen' (suicide) attack on a CRPF camp in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, leaving three troops injured, the paramilitary force.PHOTO/NISSAR AHMAD.

Srinagar,31/12/2017:CRPF Personnels seeing towards the CRPF camp during encounter in Lethpora, south of Srinagar on Sunday. Militants carried out a 'fidayeen' (suicide) attack on a CRPF camp in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, leaving three troops injured, the paramilitary force.PHOTO/NISSAR AHMAD.

Militants opened fire and lobbed grenades at the Indian Air Force (IAF) facility in south Kashmir’s Pulwama on Tuesday afternoon.

A Srinagar-based Army spokesman said two to three militants opened fire and lobbed grenades around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Awantipora’s Malangpora area.

“The target was Water Pump House outside the IAF premises. The fire was effectively retaliated by the alert sentries. There is no loss of life,” said the spokesman.

Police officials said reinforcements were dispatched to the area and an operation was underway to nab the attackers.

Jawan succumbs to injuries

Meanwhile, the injured BSF jawan, constable S.K. Murmu, succumbed to his injuries. A BSF spokesman said the jawan, deployed in Karnah Sector Tangdhar, was hit by a sniper fire from across the Line of Control around 4:50 pm. He had sustained bullet injury in stomach.

Kashmir Valley’s Baramulla and Kupwara witnessed fresh ceasefire violations in the past 24 hours.


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