Three soldiers lost their lives during an attack by terrorists near the Pampore area of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir today.
As per Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Inspector General (IG), security forces retaliated to the terrorist attack.
"Public was present in that area so we couldn't fire openly but the terrorists were forced to run away," he said.
Post the surgical strikes conducted by India, there have been regular attacks from across the border and multiple ceasefire violations.
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Pampore town has witnessed a series of attacks on security forces this year. Nearly a dozen soldiers were killed in the attacks.
The security forces have beefed up security as well as surveillance in the region, particularly along the border, to track the movement of militants.
More details are awaited.
--With ANI inputs