Two Militants Killed In Encounter With CRPF In Kashmir

8 December 2015

Srinagar: Two militants, on way from Anantnag to Srinagar, were killed on Tuesday by security forces about 12 km from Srinagar on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway in an encounter in which two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and a tourist from Bihar were also injured. The gunbattle took place when security forces intercepted a pick-up van in Pampore area on the outskirts of Srinagar after specific intelligence input about movement of militants, police and CRPF said. The encounter erupted after the van driver was signalled to stop at a checkpost set up to intercept the militants, they said. The militants travelling in the van got down and hurled a grenade at a CRPF camp adjacent to the checkpost and opened fire at the main gate, CRPF spokesman said. The area was immediately cordoned off and in the ensuing encounter, two militants were killed, police said. 'The terrorists were engaged and successfully neutralised,' the spokesman said. Security forces had set up the temporary checkpost at Sempora in Pampore on the highway following information that some militants could be travelling from Anantnag district to Srinagar. The CRPF spokesman said two constables of the force were injured in the incident. A tourist from Bihar was also injured in the shootout, a police official said adding that the injured have been hospitalised.