Three militants, girl killed in gunfight

Tribune News Service

Srinagar, September 17

Three native militants and a 45-year-old girl had been killed, whereas two CRPF males, together with a senior officer, had been critically injured throughout a gunbattle within the Batamaloo space of town right here at the moment.

The gunfight broke when joint groups of the police and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation at round 3.30 am within the congested Batamaloo space following details about the presence of militants there.

“A CRPF component led by Deputy Commandant Rahul Mathur entered the house. The search operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire on security forces. Mathur got injured, but he immediately retaliated and shot a militant. The injured officer was evacuated to 92 Base Hospital of the Army. His condition is critical,” a CRPF spokesman mentioned. The operation was paused for a while because of darkness.

“At first light, the teams resumed the search and in the ensuing exchange of fire, two more militants were neutralised by the joint forces,” he added.

A civilian, Kounsar Riyaz, who was on her solution to a bakery early within the morning, misplaced her life within the crossfire, the spokesman added.

J&Okay Director General of Police Dilbag Singh mentioned all three militants killed had been locals from south Kashmir. He mentioned in addition they recovered weapons from their possession.

“The woman’s death is unfortunate and we express sympathy with the bereaved family,” the DGP added.

Soon after the gunfight, clashes broke out between protesters and the safety forces. The protesters threw stones on the personnel, who fired tear gasoline shells.

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