Chattabal gunfight: CRPF officer injured, Clashes erupt


Clashes erupted in several areas adjoining Chattabal in Srinagar where an encounter between militants and government forces early on Saturday.

Reports said that youth took to streets and clashed with the police and Paramilitary CRPF at Noor Bagh, Malik Sahib Safa Kadal, Cement Kadal and near Chattabal.

All these areas are in the immediate periphery of the area where encounter started.

There were no reports of an injury to any person during the clashes which were going on when this report was filed.

At the same time, the firefight has stopped for now and police are making announcements through public address system asking the hiding militants to lay down their arms.

SSP Srinagar Imtiaz Ismail Parray told GNS that the militants are being asked to surrender through loudspeakers.

Earlier, at the crack of the encounter, a paramilitary officer was injured and was evacuated to army’s 92 base hospital for treatment.

The encounter ensued after SOG and CRPF launched a joint cordon-and-search-operation at Gasi Mohalla in Chattabal.

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