CRPF patrol party attacked in Srinagar's Batmaloo, one jawan killed

A CRPF patrol party was attacked with grenades as it passed through Batmaloo in Srinagar on Tuesday.

CRPF patrol party attacked in Srinagar's Batmaloo, one jawan killed
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SRINAGAR: A CRPF patrol party was attacked by a group of heavily armed terrorists at a checkpost in Batmaloo in Srinagar on Tuesday during which a jawan was killed.

According to initial reports, the terrorists opened indiscriminate fire upon the CRPF patrol party at it reached near the checkpost in Batamaloo.

One CRPF jawan, who was seriously injured in the incident, was immediately rushed to the hospital for treatment. However, he later succumbed to injuries.

Two more security personnel who sustained bullet injuries during the attack on the CRPF party are undergoing treatment at a hospital in Srinagar.

The terrorists, however, managed to flee from the spot and hid themselves in a nearby shop.

The security forces have cordoned off the shop where terrorists are suspected to be hiding.

A massive search and combing operation has also been launched in the area to nab the remaining terrorists.

In another incident, an unidentified terrorist active in the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday surrendered before security forces and returned to his family.

"With the help of the community, one more joins his family and shuns the path of violence," Kashmir Zone Police said on Twitter. 

However, the details of the surrendered terrorist have been kept a secret in order to ensure the security of the youth.

More than a dozen terrorists have laid down their arms in Kashmir since last year when police announced that they will accept the offer to surrender of local militants even during ongoing encounters.