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Jammu and Kashmir: 2 terrorists killed in DPS Srinagar encounter, Pantha Chowk, 3 army personnel injured

An Encounter Took Place On Sunday Between Security Forces And Militants Who Took Refuge Inside DPS Srinagar After Attacking CRPF Personnel In Srinagar's Pantha Chowk Area On Saturday Evening. Two Terrorists Were Killed Whereas 3 Soldiers Were Injured.

PTI | Updated on: 25 Jun 2017, 02:08:52 PM
Encounter underway between security forces and militants (Pic credit - ANI)


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.

ALSO READ: Pantha Chowk terror attack: 1 CRPF SI killed, 3 personnel injured

 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.

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. 

READ: Indian Army guns down two terrorists in Keran sector along LoC

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First Published : 25 Jun 2017, 07:37:00 AM