Srinagar Encounter: Militants escaped after brief exchange of fire in Methan area of Chanpora Srinagar

Srinagar: Militants have escaped after a brief exchange of fire in Methan area of Chanpora Srinagar, officials said on Saturday.

A senior police officer told GNS that “it seems that militants have fled” from the area. However, he said, searches in the area and its vicinity are continuing.

Police in a tweet had said that “second encounter” has started at Methan area of Srinagar. “Police and CRPF are on the job. Further details shall follow,” police had said in a tweet at 1:18 a.m.

The “encounter” followed one near Natipora Srinagar in which police said a Lashker-e-Toiba militant from Shopian was killed while another escaped. 

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