Two Central Police Reserve Force (CRPF) troopers and a policeman were killed as militants stormed a police camp in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday morning.
Militants entered Pulwama town’s district police lines at around 4 am and attacked a guard-post with grenades and gunfire, reports said.
Police constable Imtiyaz Ahmad Sheikh died on the spot while eight others — two policemen and six Central Reserve Police Force troopers — were injured.
The CRPF head constable and the trooper succumbed to injuries in a hospital.
The complex has been surrounded by the government forces as heavy firing was still continuing around noon.
The authorities have suspended internet services in Pulwama district as a precautionary measure even
as clashes erupted between youth and forces in Pulwama town.
Jaish-e-Muhammad claimed the responsibility for the attack.
A spokesperson of the militant outfit, who identified himself as Hasan Shah, told news agency CNS over phone that the “valiant militants stormed into CRPF camp stationed at District Police Lines (DPL) Pulwama and inflicted casualties upon the armed forces.”