Two CRPF jawans injured in Srinagar attack

Paramilitary trooper killed, another wounded in Indian-controlled Kashmir militant attack

Though contact was established between the security forces and the terrorists late on Saturday night, the operation to flush them out was launched with the first light of day to avoid any collateral damage inside the school campus.

The militants then took refuge inside the school premises. Some TV channels are reporting the killing of two militants but police said they can not confirm it immediately.

A fierce gunfight between militants and government forces is underway on Srinagar-Jammu highway near Pantha Chowk in outskirt's of Srinagar.

He, however, said they had to use whatever force to kill the militants and end their resistance. A civilian has also been injured.

In the Saturday's attack, a sub-inspector was killed while two jawans received injuries. "The multi-building complex was surrounded from all sides and restrictions were imposed to prevent law and order problems", a senior police officer said.

The injured troopers have been shifted to the hospital for treatment.

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In October 2016, before the militants launched the second attack in a year, from Sempora, militants had been trying to enter Srinagar but were forced to retreat after noticing checking of vehicles at the entry and exit points.

"The exchange of firing between security forces and militants began at around 3.40 am and is going on intermittently, " a police official said.

The Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant outfit claimed responsibility for the attack.

The attack on the road opening party of the CRPF took place in high security zone located less than a kilometre away from the headquarter of the Srinagar-based Army Corps.

Mobile Internet services have been affected across the Valley.

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