Nation Current Affairs 25 Jun 2017 Encounter breaks out ...

Encounter breaks out at school in Srinagar; 2 jawans injured, gunbattle on

PTI
Published Jun 25, 2017, 9:16 am IST
Updated Jun 25, 2017, 3:48 pm IST
One CRPF officer was killed and a constable of the force injured in the attack that took place in high security zone.
Special task force of police positioned outside a school during search operation after the CRPF vehicle was attacked by militants at Pantha Chowk in Srinagar. (Photo: PTI)
 Special task force of police positioned outside a school during search operation after the CRPF vehicle was attacked by militants at Pantha Chowk in Srinagar. (Photo: PTI)

Srinagar: A gunbattle broke out at DPS Srinagar in the wee hours of Sunday as security forces launched an offensive to flush out the militants who took refuge inside the school after attacking CRPF personnel in Pantha chowk area last evening.

"The exchange of firing between security forces and militants began at around 3.40 am and is going on intermittently, " a police official said.

 

 Two Army personnel have been injured in the encounter.

The militants had entered into the premises of DPS Srinagar last evening after carrying out an attack on the CRPF personnel deployed on road opening duty near the school on Srinagar-Jammu national highway.

One CRPF officer was killed and a constable of the force injured in the attack that took place in high security zone located less than a kilometre away from headquarters of Army's Chinar Corps.

The security forces immediately cordoned-off the area and launched search operations in the large school campus.

Sources said drone cameras and other hi-tech gadgets were used to trace the location of the militants but police officials refused to comment on operational details.

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