Fateh Kadal gunfight: Educational institutions closed in Srinagar

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Srinagar

Authorities on Wednesday closed educational institutions Srinagar district following the encounter between government forces and militants in Fateh Kadal area.

An official said that authorities have decided to close schools and colleges in the district as a “precautionary measure”.

Earlier, a gunfight broke out between militants and the government forces in Fateh Kadal area of Downtown Srinagar early Wednesday.

Reports said a joint team of the state police and the CRPF cordoned off Fateh Kadal after “specific information” about the presence of some militants.

As soon as the forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired at them, triggering an encounter.

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