Kashmir's Khanmoh Attack: gunfight breaks out; two militants likely trapped

Kashmir's Khanmoh Attack: gunfight breaks out; two militants likely trapped

The BJP leader was attacked in Khanmoh area of the district.

Security forces cordoned off Khanmoh area in Pulwama after the terrorists had attacked BJP leader, news agency ANI reported.

As the joint team of forces intensified the searches in the village to trace out the hiding attackers, the militants fired upon forces triggering off an encounter. However, the policemen fired in retaliation and foiled the attempt.

"The policeman injured in the Khunmoh incident is absolutely stable". Another police personnel was reportedly injured in the exchange of fire with the terrorists, but officials did not confirm it.

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The leader escaped unhurt but his PSO was injured.

The attack could be linked by experts to the growing anti-BJP sentiment in the Valley, despite the saffron party being a ruling coalition partner in the PDP-led government. Police also seized a pistol and ammunition from them.

They had come to Budgam with the intention to carry out some attack, the police said.

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