J&K: CRPF jawan, terrorist killed in overnight encounter in Srinagar

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and an unidentified terrorist were killed in a nocturnal encounter that raged between forces and militants in Malbagh area of Srinagar outskirts, late on Thursday night, police said today.

A gunfight raged between terrorists and security forces at 10:30 pm at Malbagh, Srinagar. In the initial encounter, two CRPF men sustained injuries, of which once succumbed on the way to the hospital.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar said that a CRPF man, who had sustained injuries in the initial exchange of firing, got killed. “A terrorist was also killed in the encounter,” he said adding that the identity of the slain militant is being ascertained.

Taking over to the official twitter handle of police, Vijay Kumar wrote:”#Killer of JKP & CRPF personnel at #Bijbehara #Anantnag and one 6 years old boy, #terrorist Zahid Daas killed in yesterday’s #encounter at #Srinagar. Big success for JKP & CRPF: IGP Kashmir @JmuKmrPolice”

Inspector General of CRPF Srinagar sector, Pramod Kumar Pandey said that a CRPF man was killed in the initial exchange of fire. “Search operation is on in the area,” he added.

-RJV