Gunfight breaks out in Fateh Kadal area of Srinagar; Internet suspended, educational institutions closed

Reports said a joint team of the state police and the CRPF cordoned off Fateh Kadal after “specific information” about presence of some militants.

GK Web Desk
Srinagar, Publish Date: Oct 17 2018 7:59AM | Updated Date: Oct 17 2018 8:22AM
Gunfight breaks out in Fateh Kadal area of Srinagar; Internet suspended, educational institutions closedFile Photo (Habib Naqash/GK)

Gunfight broke out between militants and the government forces in Fateh Kadal area of Downtown Srinagar early Wednesday.

Reports said a joint team of the state police and the CRPF cordoned off Fateh Kadal after “specific information” about presence of some militants.

As soon as the forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired at them, triggering an encounter. 

Quoting sources, news agency GNS reported that two militants are believed to be trapped inside the area.

Meanwhile, all educational institutions have been closed and Internet suspended in the Srinagar district in view of the gunfight.


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