Pulwama, Aug 26: 3:55 pm: A police official said that at least three heavily armed militants are inside the DPL.
3:41 pm: Clashes going on between protesters and government forces at Muran Chowk, Rajpora Chowk, Court Road and near District Hospital.
3:24 pm: Two deceased CRPF personnel have been identified as Head Constable Ravinder Tanavaday and Jaswant Singh. The slain cop Imtiyaz Ahmed hails from Churat Qazigund.
3:01 pm: Choppers being used to ascertain the location of the militants
The gunfight between militants and the government forces is underway inside District Police Lines (DPL) Pulwama in South Kashmir.
Unconfirmed reports said that besides four Para-military troopers and an SOG man, a non-local militant has been killed so far.
The identity of the militant according to a police official has not been ascertained yet. He added that an unidentified body is lying between Block A and C and it is not clear whether he is a militant or a security man.
Eyewitnesses said that loud explosions were heard while a building and two quarters have caught fire.
According to reports, militants are present near Special Operation Group building and have been firing intermittently.
Pertinently, in a pre-dawn attack, at least three heavily-armed militants stormed the police lines where hundreds of Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF personnel are stationed, police officials said.