Gunfight breaks out in Noorbagh area of Srinagar, Internet snapped

Srinagar

Gunfight broke out between the militants and the government forces in Noorbagh area of Srinagar district on Thursday.

Reports said a joint team of Special Operations Group (SOG) and paramilitary CRPF personnel laid a seige to Noorbagh area of Srinagar early morning.

A senior police officer said the operation was launched following inputs about the presence of militants in the area.

A police official said the militants opened fire as the forces approached the suspected house, leading to a gunfight.

When reports last came in, the intermittent exchange of fire was on.

Meanwhile, authorities have snapped Internet service in Srinagar district in the wake of the gunfight.

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