Five security personnel martyred in Pulwama encounter, bodies of two militants recovered

Two security men killed in Pulwama suicide attack

Two Indian paramilitary personnel, a policeman and a militant were killed in southern Jammu-Kashmir Saturday when a major police base came under attack, an Indian army officer told local media. A spokesman of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) phoned a Srinagar-based news agency to own responsibility for the attack.

In the early hours of Saturday, terrorists had entered the police line of Pulwama district and taken shelter in the family quarter blocks.

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News Agency ANI initially reported, "Another CRPF jawan lost his life during the encounter in Pulwama's District Police Lines; security personnel's death toll reaches 3". Initially, a Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel succumbed to injuries. The JeM is infamous for carrying suicide attacks in Kashmir valley, a lot of them have been reported from the LoC in Kashmir. He said troops were searching a building in the sprawling camp for another militant. The authorities, fearing law and order trouble, snapped Internet services across Pulwama district.

A police officer said the bodies of all the three terrorists have been found after the Pulwama encounter ended.

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The militants are now holed up in the complex, with no hostage situation being reported. Director General of state Police S P Vaid yesterday said it was a sad day for security forces who suffered such a heavy causality. He said there was no security lapse in the Fidayeen attack on a District Police Complex in south Kashmir's Pulwama today, in which eight security personnel were killed. Last year's total was 150.

They say the fidayeen militants might have infiltrated few days ago from the Poonch sector and traveled to this far to carry the attack.

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