SRINAGAR: Militants fled after leaving behind weapons following a gunfight in Noorbagh area of Srinagar district on Saturday, police said.
Police said firing exchanges started between holed up militants and the security forces in Noorbagh area of Srinagar district after the forces closed in on some hiding militants.
A small team of Police while laying cordon came under fire from #terrorists in Noorbagh #Srinagar. Seems terrorists managed to escape after dropping their #weapons 01 pistol & 01 AK 47. However reinforcement of Police & CRPF expanded the cordoned area. #Search going on.
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) September 18, 2021
“After initial firing exchanges, the militants seem to have escaped from the encounter site. They left behind a pistol and an AK-47 rifle,” police said.
Reinforcements of police and CRPF have reached the spot. The entire area has been cordoned off and a search operation has been initiated, they said.