SRINAGAR: Mopping up operations were under way at a building in Srinagar’s Karan Nagar area two militants were killed on Wednesday in a gunfight with the security forces after they received information that a few militants had sneaked in the area.
“As the cordon was tightened, they fired at the security forces triggering an encounter. Two militants were killed and the gunfight ended,” a police officer said. Local residents have been advised not to go near the operation site till the area has been completely sanitised.
Officials said Special Operation Group of J&K Police, 55 Rashtriya Rifles and the Central Reserve Police Force laid a cordon around the house. Authorities snapped mobile Internet services in the city and ordered closure of schools and colleges in Srinagar.