Srinagar: One cop has been martyred in Jammu and Kashmir’s Fateh Kadal area of Srinagar where an encounter broke out this morning between the security forces and terrorists. Three terrorists have also been killed and their bodies have been recovered. Two out of the three have been identified while arms and ammunition have also been recovered.

The whole area has been cordoned off. Some of the paramilitary officers have also suffered injuries, as per a report by ANI. A search operation was also launched in the surrounding areas. As per the Senior Superintendent of Police, Imitiaz Ismail, they acted on intelligence inputs they received.

“We had a specific information, so during the cordon and search operation, they (terrorist) fired. We have lost one of our boys, few Para-military officers have also suffered injuries,” the SP said. The cop, Kamal Kishore, who lost his life was the Policeman of Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police.

As per Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh, the police and CRPF acted on specific information received on Tuesday night. “Operation was launched by J&K police and CRPF on specific information last night. The house was cordoned off and (security forces) party was fired upon when it reached near the house. Our jawan Kamal Kishore lost his life,” the DGP said

“As soon as the police barged inside the house, the policemen came under a heavy barrage of firing from the militants, resulting in injuries to one jawan, who succumbed later,” the officials were quoted as saying by PTI.

Meanwhile, the district administration had closed all schools and educational institution in Srinagar as a precautionary measure. As per reports, internet services on mobile have also been snapped.

The incident comes after Hizbul Mujahideen’s top commander Manan Wani and another Hizbul operative Ashiq Hussain Zargar were killed in an encounter in Handwara in Kupwara district. 

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