Srinagar 29 December (KNB): A gun battle started between militants and security forces in Lawaypora Hokarsar area of central Kashmir’s Srinagar district today.
As per Kashmir News Bureau reports, on specific information about the presence of militants in the area, a joint team of Police, Army’s 2 RR and CRPF launched a joint cordon-and-search operation.
As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the them, which was retaliated hence triggering off an gunfight.
As the exchange of fire took place, the vehicular movement along the highway was also halted and diverted later.
Officials tweeted, “Essential traffic coming from Baramulla, Sopore, Gulmarg towards Srinagar is diverted via Magam- Budgam to Srinagar and vice versa in view of a security situation, inconvenience is regretted.” (KNB)