Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF troopers were successful on Tuesday (19 May) in neutralising two Hizbul terrorists, who were hiding in the old city area of Srinagar after hours of pitch battle that started in the middle of the night.
Two terrorists have been killed in the ongoing encounter in downtown Srinagar by police along with CRPF. Both belong to Hizbul Mujahideen. Two weapons and ammunition recovered, police said in a brief statement.
Three security forces personnel -- two J&K policemen and one CRPF trooper were earlier injured after the joint team launched a combing operation on a specific tip-off about the presence of terrorists at Nawakadal in the old city area.
As the security forces cordoned off the Kanemazar area and zeroed in on the hideout, terrorists started firing triggering the encounter.
IG Kashmir Vijay Kumar told IANS this firefight between terrorists and security forces has taken place in Srinagar after almost two years. Mobile Internet and voice calling except for BSNL service provider has been suspended.
(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)
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