Militants opened fire on the CRPF security personnel who were deployed at a school in Drabgam in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Tuesday.
The board exams for 10th class were being conducted in the school. The exams commenced on Tuesday. Fortunately no injuries were reported.
The militant reportedly fired six to seven rounds at a CRPF bunker who were deployed at the school along with the local police.
Sources said that the CRPF personnel and police opened a retaliatory firing against the militants and a search operation for the absconding militants in underway.
Additional forces had been rushed to the spot to secure the school and scores of students taking the board exams.
The attack comes a day when a foreign delegation of MPs from the European Union had landed in Srinagar to assess the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
The EU MPs are the first high level delegation to visit the state since the revocation of Article 370 on August 5 and the subsequent bifurcation of the state into tow Union Territories.
However, opposition including Congress slammed the Centre for not allowing them to visit the state amid lockdown since the decision to scrap the special status was taken.
A complete shutdown was observed in Srinagar. Nearly 4 people were injured in different incidents across the state on Tuesday. Shops and other establishments remained closed and the roads were also deserted.