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Suspected Militants Fire at Security Forces Outside Exam Centre in J&K's Pulwama, Search Ops Underway

The firing comes on a day when a delegation of members of European Parliament are on a visit to Kashmir to assess the ground situation in the state.

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Updated:October 29, 2019, 6:19 PM IST
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Suspected Militants Fire at Security Forces Outside Exam Centre in J&K's Pulwama, Search Ops Underway
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Srinagar: Suspected militants opened fire at a patrol party of the security forces at Drubgaon area of Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Tuesday.

The paramilitary force officials said the militants fired multiple gun shots at a bullet-proof bunker of the 72nd Battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at about 3:30 pm in Drapgam area of Rajpora in Pulwama.

At least six to eight bullets were fired by unidentified terrorists at the CRPF post with the personnel deployed on law and order duty in the area, they said. The personnel were on guard outside an examination centre, where students were appearing for board exams.

The CRPF troop also opened fire in retaliation, they said, adding no casualties have been reported on the either side.

The area has been cordoned off and a search operation has been launched in the area after additional forces arrived, a senior official said.

Immediately after the attack, the local police, depending upon the initial reports however, had described the terror strike as one on an Army patrolling team.

The firing comes on a day when a delegation of members of European Parliament are on a visit to Kashmir to assess the ground situation in the state.

(With inputs from PTI)

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