Srinagar Gunfight: Security Forces Tighten Cordon Layers, Halts Operation for Night

The encounter at Lawaypora area of Srinagar outskirts is underway as the firing between the two sides is going on intermittently while as cordon layers have been tightened around the area to prevent militants from fleeing.

Quoting a top security official news agency KNO reported that on a specific input about the presence of militants in Lawaypora, police, army’s 2 RR and CRPF laid a cordon. “As forces zeroed in on the suspected spot, militants fired at the forces triggering a fierce gunfight,” he said.

The official said that given the darkness, the operation is being conducted “deliberately.” “Firing is going on intermittently. The militants are believed to be two in the number who took refuge in a nearby concrete building and are firing intermittently at the forces.”

The cordon layers in and around the area have been tightened and all entry and exit points have been sealed with additional reinforcements of security forces being deployed in the area to prevent militants from fleeing.

Meanwhile, since the encounter has affected the traffic on the Srinagar-Baramulla highway, the vehicles coming from Baramulla, Sopore, Gulmarg, towards Srinagar are diverted via Magam-Budgam towards Srinagar and vice-versa.

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