DPL Pulwama attack: Two CRPF personnel succumb, toll reaches 3

Srinagar

Two Central Reserve Police Force personnel have succumbed to injuries after they were injured in a ‘Fidayeen’ attack carried out by militants at the district police lines in Pulwama in the early hours on Saturday.

In a pre-dawn attack, at least three heavily-armed militants stormed the police lines where hundreds of Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF personnel are stationed, police officials said.

After forcing their entry into the police building, the militants resorted to indiscriminate firing and lobbed grenades. Initially, a Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel succumbed to injuries.

Officials said they are evacuating policemen from the building where militants are holed up and also adjacent buildings before they start an operation.

The attackers are holding on in two police buildings. “We are evacuating people. Both CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir (personnel) are stationed in police lines,” Munir Ahmad Khan, Inspector General of Police told NDTV.

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