Militant, CRPF Man Killed In Srinagar Gunfight

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Srinagar: An unidentified militant and a CRPF personal on Thursday were killed in a late night encounter in Malbagh area of the city.

Special Operations group (SOG) of police and paramilitary CRPF laid a cordon around Malbagh area of Srinagar after receiving specific information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire at a search party of the forces, who retaliated.

In the exchange of fire, a CRPF man was injured. He was removed to the hospital for treatment. However, he succumbed to the grave injuries, the police official added.

He said an unidentified militant was also killed in the exchange of gunfire with the joint team.

The search operation is in progress in the area, the official said.

Pertinently, today’s gunfight is the second in Srinagar in the last eleven days. On June 21, three militants were killed by government forces in a fierce gun-battle in Zoonimar area of Srinagar.  (with GNS inputs)

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