J&K: Terrorists lob grenade at police station in Pulwama
The terrorists on Friday evening hurled a grenade a grenade at a police station in Pulwama. The grenade exploded outside the police station and no one was injured in the incident.
A police official said some aerial shots were fired by a sentry after the explosion, reported PTI. The official said the area has been cordoned off and a manhunt has been launched to nab the attackers.
On April 12, terrorists had lobbed a grenade at a police station in Pulwama in which two policemen were left injured. Following the incident, the security forces cordoned off the area and launched a hunt to nab the attackers.
Jammu and Kashmir witnessed 166 per cent more civilian fatalities due to militancy while there was a 42 per cent rise in the number of terrorists neutralised in 2017 compared to the previous year, the Home Ministry said in April.
The annual report of the Ministry of Home Affairs for 2017-18, released in April, said that since the advent of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir in 1990, a total of 13,976 civilians and 5,123 security personnel have lost their lives till December 31, 2017. In 2017, there were 342 violent incidents in Jammu and Kashmir in which 80 security personnel, 40 civilians and 213 terrorists were killed.