A gunbattle took place at DPS Srinagar on Sunday as an offensive was launched by security forces to flush out the militants who took refuge inside the school after attacking CRPF personnel in Pantha chowk area on Saturday evening. Three army personnel were injured in the ongoing encounter and two terrorists hiding in the building were killed.
"The exchange of firing between security forces and militants began at around 3.40 am and is going on intermittently, " a police official said.
The militants had entered into the premises of DPS Srinagar on Saturday evening after carrying out an attack on the CRPF personnel deployed on road opening duty near the school on Srinagar-Jammu national highway.
Updates from the encounter at DPS Srinagar, Pantha Chowk
# Two terrorists in the school building have been killed by the armed forces.
# Three army personnel have been injured in the encounter.
# J&K DGP SP Vaid said that the staff and people inside the building were evacuated on Saturday. He further said that the forces will eliminate the terrorists.
J&K: Encounter between security forces and terrorists underway in Srinagar's Pantha Chowk (Visuals deferred by unspecified time) pic.twitter.com/LpXc36b6QB— ANI (@ANI_news) June 25, 2017
One CRPF officer was killed and a constable of the force injured in the attack that took place in high-security zone located less than a kilometer away from headquarters of Army's Chinar Corps.
J&K: Encounter b/w security forces&terrorists (holed up at Delhi Public School building)underway in Srinagar's Pantha Chowk(Deferred visual) pic.twitter.com/DL3bvpTx8n— ANI (@ANI_news) June 25, 2017
The security forces immediately cordoned-off the area and launched search operations in the large school campus. Sources said drone cameras and other hi-tech gadgets were used to trace the location of the militants but police officials refused to comment on operational details.