J&K: 2 Militants Killed, 3 Soldiers Injured in DPS Gunbattle

1 CRPF man was killed in an ambush by militants near Pantha Chowk bypass on Saturday.

Updated25 Jun 2017, 09:24 AM IST
India
2 min read
Snapshot
  • Three jawans were injured and two militants were killed in a gunbattle between security forces and militants holed up in DPS Srinagar
  • On 24 June, a CRPF sub-inspector was killed and two others injured in an attack by militants on a CRPF vehicle
  • Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) has claimed responsibility for the attack
  • Mobile internet services in the area have been suspended

Two militants were killed and three soldiers were injured, on 25 June, in fighting that erupted the previous day after an attack on a CRPF patrol in Panthachowk left a trooper dead, authorities said.

After hours of fighting to liquidate the two militants holed up in the Delhi Public School (DPS) complex near the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, the security forces said both were dead and all firing had halted.

The security personnel, which went from room to room, in the school found two bodies in one room, an officer said.

“The bodies of the two militants have been spotted inside one room from where firing had started. There has been no firing from the militants during the last one hour,” the officer added.

According to police, the gunfight started after midnight between the militants holed up inside the school complex and the security forces in Pantha Chowk area of Srinagar.

Mobile Internet Suspended

District Magistrate of Srinagar, Farooq Ahmad Lone, on 24 June, imposed restrictions on the stretch of Srinagar-Jammu national highway between Ram Munshibagh and Sempora.

Mobile internet services (3G/4G) were also suspended in the Kashmir Valley to prevent the spread of rumours.

The speed of landline broadband connections has also been brought down.

1 CRPF Man Killed, 2 Injured After Militants Ambush Convoy

One CRPF SI was killed and two were injured in an attack by militants on a vehicle of the paramilitary force near Pantha Chowk bypass in Srinagar on 24 June, officials said. Two-three militants are suspected to be hiding in a school and a search operation has been launched. The are has been cordoned-off.

Militants fired upon CRPF deployment near Pantha Chowk bypass around 5:50 pm, causing bullet injuries to a jawan and the driver of the vehicle, they said.

CRPF personnel retaliated, but there was no immediate report of any casualties on the militant side.

Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) claimed responsibility for the attack. The deceased has been identified as sub inspector Sahib Shukla and the injured as constable-driver Nissar Ahmed, officials said.

The CRPF personnel, part of a road opening deployment, were sitting inside their vehicle at Panthachowk bypass along the Srinagar-Jammu national highway when, around 17:50 pm, militants carried out the attack.

In the melee, a constable of Jammu and Kashmir was injured in the foot when his rifle went off accidentally, officials said.

Firing was on our vehicle. One SI lost his life and two of our personnel are injured. We have cordoned the area.
Ravideep Sahi, IG, CRPF

(This story has been updated. With agency inputs.)

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Published: 24 Jun 2017, 01:36 PM IST

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