CRPF jawan injured in Srinagar encounter

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LIVE updates: Security forces gun down one terrorist in Srinagar's Chattabal; encounter underway

Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF personnel foiled a possible terror strike today killing three Lashker-e-Taiba militants in the outskirts of the city this morning after a four-hour-long operation, officials said.

Security forces including police and CRPF surrounded the Chattabal area following a tip-off about the presence of two militants in a hideout.

While the searches were intensified, the hiding terrorists fired upon the joint search party.

"The gunfight is still on", he added.

Minor clashes ensued between protesters and the security men were reported from near the encounter site.

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"Intermittent firing is on", said the police.

Body of one of the slain militants at the encounter site in Srinagar.

The civilian identified as Adil Ahmed Yadoo was killed after being hit by a vehicle during clashes between residents and security forces in Safa Kadal, a densely populated downtown neighbourhood on the banks of Jhelum. However, locals claimed he had died during clashes when he got crushed by a vehicle belonging to security forces. Police called the incident a "road accident" and said they were investigating the death of the man, who succumbed to injuries at a hospital.

A CRPF officer has been injured and internet services were suspended across the Srinagar district. Most shops also shut in the city.

"A gunfight has started just now between militants and government forces in Chattabal locality here", a senior police official posted in Srinagar told Xinhua. He was shifted to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

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