Srinagar Gunfight: SOG personnel killed, 4 injured

A Special Operations Group policeman was killed and four, including a policeman and three CRPF personnel, were injured in a gunfight at Deyarwani area of Batamalo in Srinagar district on Sunday morning.

According to the reports, a joint team of Police and CRPF cordoned off the Deyarwni area of Batamaloo late last night after specific inputs of the presence of the militants.

A senior police official said that the hiding militants fired upon government forces while the cordon was laid off around the house, triggering off an encounter.

The officer confirmed that a SOG man was killed and one policeman and two CRPF personnel suffered injuries in the initial gunfire. The deceased have been identified as sgCT constable Pervaiz.

DGP SP Vaid taking to social networking site Twitter wrote: “On a specific information about the presence of militants in a hideout, an operation was launched in Batmaloo, Srinagar, leading to exchange of fire, one SOG boy killed, one JKP & 2 CRPF Jawans sustained injuries, operation continues.”

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