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J&K: 2 jawans hurt as Army encounter militants holed-up inside school

PTI
Published : Jun 25, 2017, 8:59 am IST
Updated : Jun 25, 2017, 11:10 am IST

One CRPF officer was killed and a constable of the force injured in the attack that took place in high security zone.

Sources said drone cameras and other hi-tech gadgets were used to trace the location of the militants. (Photo: File)
 Sources said drone cameras and other hi-tech gadgets were used to trace the location of the militants. (Photo: File)

Srinagar: A gunbattle broke out at DPS Srinagar in the wee hours on Sunday as security forces launched an offensive to flush out the militants who took refuge inside the school after attacking CRPF personnel in Pantha chowk area last evening. 

"The exchange of firing between security forces and militants began at around 3.40 am and is going on intermittently, " a police official said.

 

Two Army personnel have been injured in the encounter.

The militants had entered into the premises of DPS Srinagar Saturday evening after carrying out an attack on the CRPF personnel deployed on road opening duty near the school on Srinagar-Jammu national highway. 

One CRPF officer was killed and a constable of the force injured in the attack that took place in high security zone located less than a kilometre away from headquarters of Army's Chinar Corps. 

The security forces immediately cordoned-off the area and launched search operations in the large school campus. 

Sources said drone cameras and other hi-tech gadgets were used to trace the location of the militants but police officials refused to comment on operational details.

 

Tags: kashmir unrest, militant attacks, terrorists attacks, srinagar
Location: India, Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar