Lashkar attack on CRPF in Srinagar, trooper killed

Sub-inspector of the CRPF was killed while another jawan injured when militants attacked their vehicle at Pantha chowk. Twitter  ANI
Sub-inspector of the CRPF was killed while another jawan injured when militants attacked their vehicle at Pantha chowk. Twitter ANI
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26 June, 2017

The gunfight between militants and government forces in Delhi Public School building in Pantha Chowk area of Srinagar has ended with the killing of two militants, police said.

An offensive to flush out the militants was launched this morning, a police official said. The school staff and students had already left the campus by then.

"The bodies of the two militants have been spotted inside one room from where firing had started".

"The exact number will be known after the search of the building is over, but as per the information, there are two probably, he said".

The two LeT militants had taken refuge in the vast premises of the DPS after they mounted an attack on the QRT of the CRPF on the main road Saturday night. However, their condition is stated to be was stable, said an official. The injured were shifted to army's 92 Base Hospital in Badamibagh where the ASI succumbed to his injuries, an official said.

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Zulfikar Hassan, IG (operations) of CRPF, said his officer Shukla took bullets but had also retaliated. Security forces immediately surrounded the complex to prevent the gunmen from escaping. The forces fired "probing" shots at the building to see if any hiding militant would fire back.

The vehicular traffic on Srinagar-Jammu national highway from Pantha Chowk route was suspended after militant attack on Saturday.

Mobile Internet services have been affected across the Valley.

Fearing protests by the locals near the site of the encounter, the district administration in Srinagar imposed restrictions under section 144 CrPc from Ram Munshibagh to Sempora with immediate effect, last evening.


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