Forces launch cordon in Pulwama village
Srinagar, May 4 : Militants made an abortive bid at police station Pulwama in south Kashmir by lobbing a grenade towards it on Friday evening.
Official sources said that the militants hurled the grenade on the police station but there was no report of any causality in the explosion.
Police opened aerial shots following the grenade attack, the sources added.
In a separate incident, police fired some shots in air to disperse a group of youth who pelted stones at them when they were on their way to launch a cordon-and-search operation along with CRPF and army near Wani Masjid in Main Bazar Pulwama.
However, there was no injury to anyone in the incident.
SSP Pulwama Mohammad Aslam Choudary said that the militants lobbed a grenade on the police station following which the sentry opened few shots in retaliation.
He said that there was no injury to anyone in the incident.
SSP also confirmed a police party fired few aerial shots near Wani Masjid in the district.
Meanwhile, a joint team of army, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation at Malikpora, Chandgam area of Pulwama. (GNS)