Militants escape from Srinagar gunfight: Officials

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Militants have escaped after a brief exchange of fire in Methan area of Chanpora Srinagar, officials said on Saturday.

A senior police officer told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS) that “it seems that militants have fled” from the area. However, he said, searches in the area and its vicinity are continuing.

Police in a tweet had said that “second encounter” has started at Methan area of Srinagar. “Police and CRPF are on the job. Further details shall follow,” police had said in a tweet at 1:18 am.

The “encounter” followed one near Natipora Srinagar in which police said a Lashker-e-Toiba militant from Shopian was killed while another escaped. (GNS)

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