Srinagar Gunfight: CRPF man, cop  injured; mobile services suspended

SRINAGAR: A CRPF man and policeman were injured in an encounter with militants in the Nawakadal area of Srinagar on Tuesday.

A cop rescues an elderly woman from the site of encounter in Srinagar on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

An official said that two forces personnel were injured and have been shifted to hospital for treatment.

The gunfight broke out on Tuesday early morning following a specific tip-off about the presence of militants.

As the forces cordoned off the area and zeroed in on the hideout in Kanemazar, the militants fired upon them triggering the encounter.

Forces personnel the site of encounter in Srinagar on Tuesday May 19,2020. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

However, the initial bout of firing was followed by a long silence and a search is on to nab the hiding militants, the police said.

Meanwhile, the authorities snapped Internet and voice calling on mobile phones soon after the encounter started.

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