Two terrorists and a CRPF jawan were killed in a brief encounter on the outskirts of Srinagar on Wednesday (5 January) morning.
According to sources, the motorcycle-borne terrorists fired on a CRPF patrol party and killed one CRPF soldier. The CRPF retaliated by shooting down both the terrorists.
"It was a prompt response by the CRPF in which both the militants were gunned down," said Ravi Deep Shahi, IG CRPF, Srinagar circle to IANS.
Senior officers have reached to the spot and additional reinforcements have been brought in.
The identity of the slain terrorists is being ascertained, the CRPF said. The search operation has also been started.
This is the second encounter in the last one week. Earlier On 31 January, three Pakistani terrorists were in an encounter at Bann Toll Plaza on Srinagar-Jammu national highway in J&K, after a police team was randomly checking a vehicle near a toll post.
Last month, Jammu and Kashmir police had arrested five operatives of Jaish-e-Mohammed from Srinagar who were involved in grenade attack on security forces.
(With inputs from IANS)
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