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Srinagar encounter: Three militants, woman killed, CRPF officer injured

Srinagar, Sep 17: Three unidentifed militants and a woman were killed in an encounter between government forces and militants in Batamallo area of Srinagar.

A senior police official said three militants were killed in Battamallo encounter. “The firing has stopped and searches are under way in the area,” he told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

Official sources said that a woman aged 45-years, was also killed in the gunfight after she was caught in the cross fire while as a CRPF deputy commandant sustained injuries.

They identified the slain woman as Kousar Jan of Batamallo stating that she was taken to SMHS hospital where doctors declared her brought dead.

They further added that the injured deputy CRPF commandant was shifted to 92 base hospital while as identification of militants is being ascertained.

Earlier, an official said that on specific inputs about the presence of militants, a joint team of Police and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Batamloo during last night.

As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, triggering an encounter.

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