Srinagar, Feb 20: Army on Tuesday said an attempt by 2-3 militants to attack a Water Pump House outside air force station at Awantiporain south Kashmir’s Pulwama district was foiled by alert sentries.
“2-3 (militants) fired and lobbed grenade at the Air Force Water Pump House Malangpora located outside Air Force Station Awantipora at around 1730 on Tuesday. The fire was effectively retaliated by alert sentries,” a defence ministry spokesman said here. “The (militants) fled. There is no loss of life or property (in the incident),”the spokesman said, adding searches have been launched to trace the attackers. “The search operation is underway,” the spokesman said.
A police officer when contacted told GNS said that the joint team of army and police cordoned off area but militants managed to escape. “No arrests were made so far,” the officer said.
Meanwhile, refuting the claims about the militant attack on Airforce station Koel, police on Tuesday said that the information is preliminary in nature.
“No attack on the airforce station Koel. ASF vehicle while returning from a nearby Water point had the exchange of fire with militants. The area under cordon. Information is preliminary in nature. @JmuKmrPolice”, Jammu Kashmir Police tweeted.