Two militants killed, three policemen injured in Srinagar gunfight

18 March, 2018, 01:15 | Author: Dustin Murphy
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The body is believed to be of a Pakistani militant, identified as Abu Hamas.

Commenting on the matter, a J&K Police spokesperson said that the CRPF jawan was injured in a gun battle at Balhama area of Khonmoh.

Meanwhile, after news about the recovery of another militant's body, many youths reached the site and demanded that the body be handed over to locals.

One of the policemen sustained bullet wounds in the incident while the militants managed to escape from the spot, reports added.

In this process the teams of police and other forces including the bomb disposal squad were put for the job, the spokesman said.


A youth was critically injured today when a tear-gas shell hit his abdomen during clashes with police and paramilitary forces in Balhama on Srinagar outskirts.

As per reports, the encounter broke out when three militants were cornered after they made an abortive bid to snatch the rifle from Personal Security Officer (PSO) of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Anwar Khan.

All shops, business establishments, government and private offices were closed in Tral, Awantipora, Balhama and Khanmoh areas and public transport was off the roads.

Thousands of people attended the funeral prayers of Rasiq Nabi Butt in Nadwal and Shabbir Ahmed in Aghanzipora areas amid high-pitched pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans.

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