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Five security personnel, including 3 CRPF officers and 2 policemen lost their lives while eight others have reportedly injured as terrorists attacked an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
The militants launched the attack on a guard-post upon entering Pulwama town's district police lines at around 3.40 a.m, the police said.
They used grenades and gunfire.
News Agency ANI initially reported, "Another CRPF jawan lost his life during the encounter in Pulwama's District Police Lines; security personnel's death toll reaches 3."
The news agency also tweted:
"All family members of the police personnel have been safely evacuated...The operation against the surviving militants has entered the final stage," the police said at 2.15 p.m.
Police constable Imtiyaz Ahmad Sheikh died on the spot while eight others -- two policemen and six Central Reserve Police Force troopers -- were injured .
"The CRPF head constable and the trooper succumbed to injuries in a hospital," sources said.
A building inside the complex was set ablaze. Fire tenders were called to do use the flames.
The authorities have suspended internet services in Pulwama district as a precautionary measure.