Open Firing on CRPF Soldiers Deployed Outside Board Examination Center in Pulwama

Encounter broke outside board examination center in Pulwama, five students were rescued

Srinagar| At least five students were trapped after an encounter broke out outside a board exam center at Drabgam in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. The students have been rescued, however, at least three to four terrorists are believed to be trapped inside a house in the area.

An encounter is underway. According to sources, the terrorists opened fire at a CRPF party deployed at the school as part of the security arrangement for the Class 10 board exam center.


At least five students were reportedly trapped at the site, the students are sucessfully rescued by the security force.

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The encounter occurred almost an hour after terrorists fired at least six to seven rounds fo fire on the CRPF party outside the school at Drabgam and fled from the scene.

“Unidentified terrorists fired six to seven rounds on CRPF deployment at school which was an examination center in Drabgam, Pulwama district. CRPF and local police were deployed to guard the center. No injuries have been reported so far,” a CRPF statement said at the time.


The security forces had cordoned off the area and launched a search operation after the initial firing.

The terrorists had burned down a school in Shopian last week.

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