J&K: Gunbattle breaks out at DPS Srinagar in wee hours

In Jammu and Kashmir, a gunbattle broke out at DPS Srinagar in the wee hours today as security forces launched an
offensive to flush out terrorists who took refuge inside the school after attacking CRPF personnel in Pantha chowk area yesterday evening.

A police official said, the exchange of firing between security forces and terrorists began around 3.40 AM and is going on intermittently.

The terrorists had entered into the premises of DPS Srinagar yesterday evening after carrying out an attack on the CRPF personnel deployed on road opening duty near the school on
Srinagar-Jammu national highway.

One CRPF officer was killed and a constable of the force injured in the attack that took place in high security zone located less than a kilometre away from headquarters of Army’s Chinar Corps. The security forces immediately cordoned-off the area and launched search operations in the large school campus.

Sources said, drone cameras and other hi-tech gadgets were used to trace the location of the militants but police officials refused to comment on operational details.

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