Pantha Chowk Gunfight: Militant Killed, Injured Police Officer Succumbs

SRINAGAR: An Assistant Sub Inspector from Special Operation Group of police and a militant were killed in an ongoing gunfight at Panthachowk area in outskirts of Srinagar on Saturday late night.

An official said that an unidentified militant has been killed so far in the ongoing operation and searches are underway.

In the initial firing, an Assistant Sub Inspector identified as identified Babu Ram of Poonch district from Special Operation Group of police was injured, he has immediately shifted hospital for treatment where he succumbed, he said.

Earlier, three bike-borne militants had attacked a joint team of police and CRPF near Panthachowk in which no damage was done, officials said.

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