Militants Flee From Encounter: Police

SRINAGAR: Militants fled after leaving behind weapons following a gunfight in Noorbagh area of Srinagar district on Saturday, police said.

CRPF personnel near the site of encounter in Noorbagh area of Srinagar, Saturday, September 18, 2021. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

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.

“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.

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