Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today condoled the death of eight security personnel in a terrorist attack on a police complex in south Kashmir’s Pulwama. “My thoughts & prayers are with the families of J&K police & CRPF personnel martyred in the #pulwama encounter,” Jaitley tweeted. Eight security personnel, including four CRPF jawans, were killed when terrorists carried out a suicide attack on a district police complex in south Kashmir’s Pulwama today, triggering a massive gunfight in which the three attackers were killed.
The terror strike took place at the crack of dawn when the attackers, believed to be foreign mercenaries, entered the police complex in the district, 25 km from Srinagar. Police, CRPF and Army personnel quickly swung into action and cornered the terrorists and ensured that family members of the police personnel living within the complex were taken out to safety.