Eight, including three terrorists, killed in various parts in JK
06 May, 2018, 05:06 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
Three militants and a civilian were killed on Saturday during a gunfight and subsequent clashes in Srinagar, police said.
Security forces including police and CRPF surrounded the Chattabal area following a tip-off about the presence of two militants in a hideout.
Officials said the terrorists opened fire on the jawans, who retaliated and eliminated three of them.
A police official said a CRPF officer suffered minor injuries during the gunfight and was admitted to hospital.
"On the basis of materials recovered it is assessed that this group was intending to carry out some major terror attack which was foiled", a statement issued by the police said. Three security personnel, including an officer, were injured in the firefight.
During Saturday's fierce clashes, a vehicle belonging to Indian troops ran over and killed a man, residents said. The proterster, however, alleged that the youth was runover by police vehicle.
An eyewitness told Kashmir News Bureau (KNB), soon after the news of encounter between militants and government forces came into light hundreds of people from adjoing areas tried to march to the gunbattle site and chanted pro-freedom slogans "Go India, go back" and "We want freedom".
The civilian, whose name is Adil Ahmed, injured at the site of clashes was affirmed brought dead at Srinagar's Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital.
Authorities have suspended mobile Internet services in Srinagar district and also brought down the speed of fixed line broadband connections.
The police took Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik, into preventive custody while another separatist leader and Kashmir's chief Muslim cleric Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house arrest on Saturday, hours ahead of their scheduled press conference in Srinagar.
Three security personnel also reportedly sustained injuries.
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