DPS: 2 soldiers receive splinter injuries during mop up operations

Todd Singleton
June 26, 2017

Two militants were killed and three soldiers injured on Sunday in fighting that erupted the previous day with an attack on a CRPF patrol that left a trooper dead, authorities said. "The school, whose students are mostly from the Kashmiri elite families, suffered partial damages due to the shelling", they said.

Militants fired upon CRPF deployment near Pantha chowk bypass around 5:50pm, causing bullet injuries to a jawan and the driver of the vehicle, they said.

"The exact number will be known after the search of the building is over, but as per the information, there are two probably, he said".

Two terrorists, who were holed up in the Delhi Public School in Srinagar's Panta Chowk since yesterday, have been neutralized by the security forces. Police officials said, it was a well-planned strategy to prolong the encounter by taking refuge inside the school, which has a sprawling campus with more than 400 rooms in over five buildings. A civilian has also been injured.

The injured CRPF jawan was rushed to a hospital.

Later the security forces officials announced that both the militants have been "neutralised" and that their bodies were lying inside.

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"The exchange of firing between security forces and militants began at around 3.40 am and is going on intermittently, " the police said.

LeT has claimed responsibility of Pantha Chowk attack.

Restrictions have been imposed in the area following the militant attack.

Earlier this month, security forces gunned down two terrorists n Sopore in north Kashmir's Baramulla district.

The mobile internet services have been affected across the valley as the network speeds have been reduced.

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