Srinagar- An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Nowhatta area of Srinagar on the eve of the Independence Day celebrations Sunday , police said.
“Chance #encounter started in Nowhatta area of #Srinagar,” Kashmir Zone police wrote on Twitter.
Police said the exchange of firing was going on and further details were awaited.
Earlier on Sunday a policeman was killed in a grenade attack in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
The incident took place in Qaimoh area on Saturday night.
“A grenade incident was reported yesterday night in Qaimoh #Kulgam. In this #terror incident, 01 police personnel namely Tahir Khan R/O Mendhar, Poonch got injured,” Kashmir Zone Police wrote on Twitter.
The police said the injured personnel was shifted to the GMC hospital in Anantnag where he succumbed to injuries.
(Inputs from PTI)
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