8 security men martyerd as terrorists attack police complex in J&K’s Pulwama
Jammu: Eight security personnel, including four CRPF men, were killed when terrorists carried out a suicide attack on a district police complex in south Kashmir’s Pulwama today, triggering a massive gunfight in which the three terrorists were killed.
The terror strike took place at the crack of dawn when the terrorists, believed to be foreign mercenaries, entered the police complex in the worst-hit Pulwama district, 25 km from here.
Police, CRPF and Army personnel quickly swung into action and cornered the terrorists 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.
The terrorists had entrenched themselves in all the three blocks of the police complex and were firing at the approaching troops, they said.
Among those killed four were from the CRPF, one was a constable of Jammu and Kashmir Police and three were Special Police Officers working with the state police.
Two of the four CRPF personnel were killed at the fag end of the operation when they were defusing one of the improvised explosive devices planted by the terrorists.