A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) constable was killed and another has received a bullet injury in his leg, in the ongoing firefight in Karan Nagar area of Srinagar on Monday.
The deceased constable has been identified as Mujahid Khan of 49 Bn.
“In the wee hours, a sentry of 23 battalions stationed at Karanagar noticed a suspicious movement. He challenged the suspects, two in number. They ran into the nearby building behind National School,” said a senior police official.
The official also added the militants have taken shelter in the senior wing of Caset higher secondary school. Meanwhile, the reports have started pouring in that stone pelting incidents have started in Fateh Kadal and other adjoining areas of Karan Nagar.