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BJP leader attacked in Srinagar, gunfight erupts

BJP leader attacked in Srinagar, gunfight erupts

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Srinagar: Security beefed up after a BJP leader was attacked by militants in Khonmoh area, on the outskirts of Srinagar on March 15, 2018. The attack triggered a gunfight between militants and security forces. (Photo: IANS)
Srinagar, March 15 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party leader was attacked by militants on Thursday on the outskirts of Srinagar, triggering a gunfight.
Muhammad Anwar Khan was targeted in Khonmoh area, the Jammu and Kashmir Police said.
Khan's guard, Bilal Ahmad, was injured in the attack, a police officer said, adding that the militants fled after the attack and took refuge in a village nearby.
"Security forces immediately surrounded the village and started a cordon and search operation. The hiding militants fired at the security forces, triggering the encounter which is still on," the officer said.
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