Srinagar encounter: The security forces are engaged in a gunfight with terrorists at Batmaloo
A Special Operations Group policeman was killed in an encounter with terrorists in Srinagar today morning. A Jammu and Kashmir Police and two CRPF personnel were also injured in the fierce gunfight at Batmaloo in the state capital.
Senior police officer Shesh Paul Vaid tweeted the encounter is going on. Firing has been going on for nearly five hours.
Two terrorists have been captured, Kashmir zone police tweeted. No weapons have been recovered from the encounter site, the police said.
One terrorist is injured and they are searching for him; the owner of the house where the terrorists were hiding was also injured, news agency IANS reported, quoting a senior police officer.
The security forces are advancing with extreme caution as the congested area has several small streets. All roads leading to Batmaloo have been blocked too.
A police officer said security forces launched a search operation in Batamaloo early today morning after getting intelligence inputs about the presence of terrorists in the city area.
The search operation soon turned into an encounter after the terrorists fired at the security forces.
Mobile internet has been snapped in the city, news agency Press Trust of India reported.
On a specific information about presence of terrorists in a hideout, an operation was launched in Batmaloo Srinagar leading to exchange of fire, one SOG boy martyred, one JKP & 2 CRPF Jawans sustained injuries, operation continues.
– Shesh Paul Vaid (@spvaid) August 12, 2018
More details are awaited.