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Security forces gun down three terrorists in Srinagar's Chattabal; 3 CRPF personnel injured

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 05 May 2018, 01:33 PM
LIVE: Security forces gun down one terrorist in Srinagar's Chattabal (Photo Source: ANI)
LIVE: Security forces gun down one terrorist in Srinagar's Chattabal (Photo Source: ANI)

Security forces on Saturday gunned down three terrorists in an ongoing encounter with militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar, according to police. 

CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Tabela Chattabal in Safakadal following inputs about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

"The search operation turned into an encounter after the hiding militants fired upon the search party of the security forces, who retaliated," the official said.

"The gunfight is still on," he added.

Here are the LIVE updates on Chattabal encounter:

# 01:24 PM: 3 terrorists have been killed, 3 security personnel have been injured. It was a clean operation, there has been no damage to the building. I thank the people of Srinagar for their cooperation, ANI quoted Ravideep Sahi, IG CRPF on Chattabal encounter #JammuAndKashmir.

# 12:58 PM: Chattabal encounter: Total of 2 CRPF personnel and 1 Policeman injured. Bodies of 3 terrorists recovered along with 3 AK rifles and ammunition #JammuAndKashmir.

# 12:50 PM: Total of 3 terrorists gunned down in Srinagar’s Chattabal. Operation over. #JammuAndKashmir.

# 12:30 PM: 3 militants killed in an encounter on the outskirts of Srinagar: Police

# 10:52 AM: Encounter underway between terrorists and security forces in Chattabal area of Srinagar. #JammuAndKashmir.

# 09:37 AM: One terrorist gunned down during encounter with security forces in Chattabal area of Srinagar. #JammuAndKashmir.

# 08:00 AM: One CRPF personnel injured during the encounter with terrorists in Chattabal area of Srinagar. #JammuAndKashmir.

# 07:53 AM: Encounter started between terrorists and security forces in Chattabal area of Srinagar. More details awaited. #JammuAndKashmir.

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Meanwhile, in a separate incident, terrorists fired upon a Special Police Officer, named Showkat Ahmad Dar, near his house in Pulwama's Rahmoo. The officer was rushed to a hospital.

First Published: Saturday, May 05, 2018 09:47 AM
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