Sources report an encounter between security forces and terrorists in the Batamaloo area of Srinagar, Kashmir on Thursday. Subsequently, three terrorists were killed and a woman lost her life in the events that followed. The encounter broke out between troops of CRPF Valley QAT, SOG and terrorists around 4 am.
A CRPF jawan has suffered injuries in the firing. The encounter is still underway while search operations are also on.
Following a tip-off about presence of terrorists in the locality, police and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Firdousabad locality of Batamaloo around 2.30 am, officials said.
It turned into an encounter after militants opened firing on security forces resulting into the deaths of both civilians and militants, injurinf a CRPF Jawan. Three terrorists have been reported to be gunned down so far.
Further details are awaited. IGP Vijay Kumar will be addressing the media later to brief on the Batmaloo encounter.