New Delhi: BJP leader Anwar Khan was targeted by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday but the politician escaped unhurt. Security forces have been engaged in a fierce gunbattle with the terrorists who have reportedly taken refuge in a building in Khanmoh area in Pulwama district.
The incident happened around noon on Wednesday when a group of three terrorists fired on Anwar Khan's security cover. Local media reports suggest that at least one security official - identified as Pradeep Kumar of CRPF - received bullet wounds on his right shoulder but that the BJP leader himself was whisked away to safety and without any injuries. It is also reported that the terrorists tried to snatch a gun from a security personnel but retreated after being fired upon.
3 terrorists with weapons arrested in district Budgam before they could commit any incident. 3 terrorists in an undisclosed location are trapped & engaged in encounter after an unsuccessful attempt of weapon snatching from PSOs of a PP: SP Vaid, DGP, Jammu & Kashmir (File pic) pic.twitter.com/LDSRaAUshN
— ANI (@ANI) March 15, 2018
The area around a building in Khanmoh area has been cordoned off and a gunbattle is underway.