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Srinagar school encounter ends, two militants killed, three jawans injured

Security forces immediately cordoned off the area and launched search operations

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

An army jawan takes position during an attack on army camp at Langate in Kupwara. (Photo: Twitter/@ANI_news)
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The encounter at DPS in the wee hours on Sunday, following the killing of a jawan, ended with two being slain and three jawans being injured.

Earlier, a day after an attack that killed a jawan and injured another officer, three had taken refuge in Srinagar's DPS School.

"The exchange of firing between security forces and began at around 3:40 am and is going on intermittently," a police official said.

The militants had entered into the premises of DPS last evening after carrying out an attack on the personnel deployed on road opening duty near the school on Srinagar-Jammu highway.

One CRPF officer was killed and a constable of the force injured in the attack that took place in a high-security zone located less than a kilometre away from headquarters of Army's Corps.

The security forces immediately cordoned off the area and launched search operations in the large school campus.

Sources said drone cameras and other hi-tech gadgets were used to trace the location of the militants but police officials refused to comment on operational details.

First Published: Sun, June 25 2017. 16:55 IST