Srinagar: One militant has been killed in the on-going gunfight in Srinagar’s Zoonimar area, tweeted Kashmir police. However, the militant has not been identified so far, the police added.
Earlier, the gunfight started between militants and government forces in Pozwalpora area of Zoonimar in Central Kashmir’s Srinagar district. According to the reports reaching a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS), a joint team of Police and Central Reserve Police Force launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Pozwalpora.
As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter.
A senior police officer confirmed to GNS the exchange of fire between the joint team and the militants. As per the sources, two to three militants are believed to be trapped.
Pertinently this is second encounter in Srinagar, in last encounter Top Hizb commander Junaid Sehrai among three militants were killed.
Meanwhile Mobile Internet services have been suspended in Srinagar as Precaution measures.