Srinagar: Eight security personnel were martyred in a suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said. Two militants were also killed in the encounter. Militants had entered Pulwama town's district police lines at around 3.40 am on Saturday and attacked a guard-post with grenades and gunfire, the police said. J&K 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 police said. Two more CRPF jawans later died taking the total CRPF toll to 4. J&K DGP SP Vaid said that two SPOs were holed up inside the building are also presumed dead. One more J&K Police personnel succumbed to injuries later, taking total J&K Police toll to four. Reports from the area said the militants have entered the family quarters inside the district lines. A building inside the complex was set ablaze. Fire tenders were called to douse the flames.
The authorities have suspended internet services in Pulwama district as a precautionary measure. No militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack. IANS