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Militants attack defence vehicle in Pulwama

Militants on Tuesday attacked a Defence Supply Corps vehicle near an Air Force Station in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Published: 21st February 2018 06:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st February 2018 06:58 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

SRINAGAR: Militants on Tuesday attacked a Defence Supply Corps (DSC) vehicle near an Air Force Station in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police, South Kashmir, Amit Kumar told The New Indian Express that militants had fired on a DSC vehicle near Air Force Station Malangpora at around 5.30 pm. Security personnel returned fire.

After the shoot-out, Army, police and paramilitary personnel laid a siege around the area to conduct combing and search operations to track down the militants responsible for the attack, Kumar said.
Defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that two to three militants had opened fire and lobbed a grenade towards the Air Force Water Pump House at Malangpora, outside the Air Force Station, at around 5.30 pm.

He said the fire was effectively returned by alert sentries.  

“The militants fled the spot after the sentries’ firing. There was no loss of life or damage to property during the exchange of fire,” Kalia said.

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