Srinagar: A fierce gunfight has started between militants and security forces in Ranbirgarh area in the outskirts of Central Kashmir’s Srinagar district.
A militant has been killed and one army soldier has received a bullet in his leg during the ongoing operation, a police official said.
The injured soldier, he said, has been shifted to 92 Base hospital for further treatment.
Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar IPS told GNS that one militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter, however, the identity of the militant is yet to be ascertained.
Earlier, a joint team of police and army’s 29 RR launched a cordon and search operation in Ranbirgarh on a specific information. As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, triggering off a gunfight.
“Reinforcements were rushed to the spot to cordon off the area. The operation against the hiding militants has started,” they added.
Reports have said that two to three militants could be holed up in the area. (GNS inputs)