They said militants fired few rounds and a grenade at a DSC vehicle outside Air Force station at Malangpora in Pulwama. However, no injuries were reported.
Reinforcement, including police, Army and CRPF, has been rushed and a search operation launched to nab the attackers. DSC provides security to Defence Ministry installations in the country.
Defence Ministry spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia told UNI that two to three militants fired and lobbed a grenade at the Air Force Water Pump House, Malangpor located outside the Air Force Station, Awantipora at around 1730 hrs on Tuesday.
“The fire was effectively retaliated by alert sentries, forcing the militants to flee. There was no loss of life,” he said, adding the search operation is underway to nab the attackers.
“No attack on the air force station Koel. A SF vehicle while returning from a nearby Water point had exchange of fire with militants. Area under cordon. Information is preliminary in [email protected],” police wrote on its official twitter handle.