Militants attack police station in Pulwama

SRINAGAR: Militants attacked a police station in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday morning resulting in gunfight between the government forces and the militants.

A senior police officer said militants attacked the Pulwama police station with grenades and automatic gunfire in the early hours of Thursday morning.

“Firing exchanges started immediately after the attack between the security forces and the militants. Further details are awaited,” the officer said.

Militants also snatched a weapon from the residential guard of a regional National Conference (NC) block president in D.H. Pora village of Kulgam district, the officer said. Reports suggested that 15 to 20 militants barged into his house at night, thrashed him and decamped with two rifles.

With inputs from IANS