In Soura, two militants are believed to be holed up inside a house. The guerrillas had attacked a police checkpost triggering a gunfight. The site of the gunbattle is about 10 km from city centre Lal Chowk. Police said the gunbattle is still on and the area has been cordoned off.
A number of people, mostly women, on Saturday blocked many arterial roads in protest against alleged lack of concern of officials in dewatering the flooded areas in the city, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir.
The busiest market place in Kashmir should have been bustling with shoppers preparing for Eid, but barely a fortnight before the festival the historic Lal Chowk city centre presents a scene of devastation, much like the rest of the flood-hit Valley.