A Special Operations Group policeman was killed in an encounter with terrorists in Srinagar today morning. A Jammu and Kashmir Police and two CRPF personnel were also injured in the fierce gunfight at Batmaloo in the state capital.
Senior police officer Shesh Paul Vaid tweeted the encounter is going on. The security forces are advancing with extreme caution as the congested area has several small streets. All roads leading to Batmaloo have been blocked too.
A police officer said security forces launched a search operation in Batamaloo early today morning after getting intelligence inputs about the presence of terrorists in the city area.
The search operation soon turned into an encounter after the terrorists fired at the security forces.
Mobile internet has been snapped in the city, news agency Press Trust of India reported.
More details are awaited.