Militants lob grenade at CRPF camp in south Kashmir’s Pulwama

Suspected militants on Tuesday night lobbed a grenade at a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Newa area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

A senior CRPF official said that on Tuesday evening militants attacked CRPF camp 183 BN situated in Newa area of Pulwama district by hurling a grenade.

He said that CRPF personnel retaliated by opening fire.

“The grenade exploded with a bang and CRPF troopers on duty retaliated by firing towards the militants,” said the official, adding that the militants managed to escape from the spot.

Following the attack, he said, army, Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF personnel launched searches in the area to nab the assailants.

However, Superintendent of Police (SP) Pulwama, Chandan Kohli said that “an alert sentry fired few rounds in air after observing some suspicious movement near the camp.”

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