Terrorists Who Attacked CRPF Team Hiding In Srinagar School, Gunbattle On

Terrorists Who Attacked CRPF Team Hiding In Srinagar School, Gunbattle On

Lindsey Duncan
June 26, 2017

The exchange of fire is still under way. At the time of going to press, the security forces were trying to flush out the terrorists.

This is the second militant attack on government forces in Srinagar in less than two weeks. The LeT had claimed responsibility for the attack.

Two Army personnel also suffered injuries today in the gun-fight with militants holed up inside Delhi Public School (DPS) Srinagar. Security forces immediately surrounded the complex to prevent the gunmen from escaping. The State police authorities were trying to ascertain the identity of the terrorists as they believed they may be Pakistani nationals. "Another jawan injured in the attack is undergoing treatment", he added.

Spokesperson for the Central Reserve Police Force, Rajesh Yadav, confirmed the casualties, while inspector-general of the paramilitary force, Ravideep Sahi, told reporters, "Firing was on our vehicle..."

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Srinagar District Magistrate Farooq Ahmad Lone on Saturday imposed restrictions on the stretch of Srinagar-Jammu highway between Ram Munshi Bagh and Sempora.

The vehicular traffic on Srinagar-Jammu national highway from Pantha Chowk route was suspended after militant attack on Saturday. Reports suggest that there are at least two to three terrorists holed up inside the building.

Sources said drone cameras and other hi-tech gadgets were used to trace the location of the militants while special forces, including from the Army, have been kept on stand-by to deal with the unfolding situation. The official said that they have cordoned the area.

On June 15, militants attacked a police check-point at Hyderpora in Srinagar, killing one policeman and injuring another.