J&K: Militants open fire at CRPF personnel deployed near school in Pulwama

Class 10 board exams began in Kashmir from Tuesday. The terrorists fired 6-7 rounds at a bunker of the CRPF. (Express photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

Militants opened fire on CRPF personnel stationed at school in Drabgam in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday. No injuries have been reported so far, ANI reported quoting the CRPF. The school was being used as an examination centre as board exams for Class 10 students commenced on Tuesday.

The militants fired 6-7 rounds at a bunker of the CRPF, who along with local police, were guarding the school. A police official said the forces too opened fire at militants in retaliation. Additional forces have been rushed to the spot and a search operation has been launched, ANI reported. EU delegation in J&K LIVE Updates

Photos | J&K Class 10 students appear for board exams

The attack comes on a day a delegation of 23 European Union MPs arrived in Srinagar to assess the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. The EU MPs are the first high-level foreign delegation to Kashmir after the August 5 decision of the Centre to scrap the state’s special status under Article 370 and bifurcate the state into the Union Territories.

As many as 1.6 lakh students appeared in the Board of School Education (BOSE) examinations at 1,502 centres across Kashmir. (Express photo by Shuaib Masoodi 29-10-2019)

The EU MPs, whose visit to J&K saw the Opposition taking up cudgels against the Centre for not letting them enter the state, were…

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