Pulwama: 8 security personnel martyred, 2 terrorists killed
Srinagar: At least eight security personnel were martyred in a gunfight between holded-up terrorists and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
Two terrorists were gunned down in the attack. "We have recovered bodies of two terrorists," said army.
Police said firing inside the district police lines complex had stopped and searches were being conducted inside the complex.
"After the two militants were killed, firing inside the complex stopped," police said.
Earlier, all families of police personnel were safely evacuated from the family quarters inside the complex.
Police said there was no hostage situation at any time during the operation against the militants, who had managed to enter the police lines after hurling grenades and using heavy volume of automatic gunfire around 3.40 a.m on Saturday.
The Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) has owned responsibility for the attack. A JeM spokesman, identifying himself as Hassan Shah, phoned a local news agency to own responsibility for the attack.
The Army, state police and the CRPF jointly carried out the operation to flush out the holed up militants.
A building inside the complex was set ablaze. Fire tenders were called in to douse the fire. The authorities have suspended internet services in Pulwama district as a precautionary measure.