A commandant rank officer of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and two militants were killed in a gun-battle near a Sufi shrine in Srinagar on Monday as India was celebrating 70th Independence Day.
Eight security personnel have also suffered bullet injuries in the gun-fight with the militants.
A militant group opened fire at patrol team of CRPF troopers around 8am at Nowhatta’s Naqshband Sahib Shrine.
Informing about the incident a CRPF trooper not authorized to talk to the media said, “The militants were hiding in nearby building. The patrolling team got ambushed. The troopers took their positions instantly and retaliated leading to minimal casualty.”
Two militants gunned down by the troopers have yet not been identified.
“Security forces have recovered Two rifles, eight magazine and several rounds of ammunition have been recovered from encounter site,”said Syed JavaidMujtaba Gillani, inspector general of police, Kashmir zone.
The deceased commandant has been identified as Pramod Kumar. A Jammu and Kashmir police officer is battling with life.
In an separate gun-battle the Indian Army has gunned down two militants trying to sneak into India from Pakisatan.