J&K: Gunfight ends in Srinagar, 2 terrorists killed

Marlene Weaver
June 26, 2017

Two militants were killed on Sunday after an encounter broke out with security forces in Delhi Public School (DPS), Srinagar.

Reinforcements have been rushed to the area and a search operation was launched to track down the militants, the officials said.

School authorities sent out messages to parents saying all students and staff were safe. Some TV channels are reporting the killing of two militants but police said they can not confirm it immediately.

On the operation getting prolonged, the state police chief said, "There are 36 rooms, the building is huge".

Security forces today gunned down two militants holed up inside a school on the outskirts of Srinagar, ending an encounter of over 14 hours in which two Army men were also injured.

This is the second militant attack on government forces in Srinagar in less than two weeks.

In the Saturday's attack, a sub-inspector was killed while two jawans received injuries.

He said the operation was getting prolonged as the security forces want to avoid collateral damage. Reports says, it is likely to reach Gorakhpur by four p.m.

The injured CRPF jawan was rushed to a hospital. However, there is no official confirmation if the militants managed to enter the complex.

The forces have cordoned off the area to nab the attackers.

Mobile Internet services have been affected across the Valley.

Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Toiba had yesterday claimed responsibility for the militant attack on CRPF vehicle.

District Magistrate of Srinagar, Farooq Ahmad Lone on Saturday imposed restrictions on the stretch of Srinagar-Jammu national highway between Ram Munshibagh and Sempora.

Other reports by Insurance News

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER