Gunfight erupts in Delhi Public School as massive blasts, firing reported

Two suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba militants, who reportedly killed a CRPF officer and injured a trooper yesterday, were killed in an encounter in a prominent school in Pantha Chowk on the outskirts of the capital Srinagar.

"A sub-inspector of the CRPF was killed and two CRPF troopers were injured in the militant attack", police said.

When they entered the school premise, all staff and students had already left the campus.

IG CRPF said the operation was planned meticulously and restraint was observed as it was a school building.

"The exchange of fire between security forces and militants began at around 3.40 am", he said.

In the Saturday's attack, a sub-inspector was killed while two jawans received injuries. All injured personnel are out of danger and have been shifted to a military hospital, the agancy report said further. Security forces immediately surrounded the school complex to prevent the militants from escaping.

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Later the security forces officials announced that both the militants have been "neutralised" and that their bodies were lying inside.

The administrative block of the school building suffered extensive damage during the gunfight.

LeT has claimed responsibility of Pantha Chowk attack.

Fearing protests by the locals near the site of the encounter, the district administration in Srinagar imposed restrictions under section 144 CrPc from Ram Munshibagh to Sempora with immediate effect, last evening.

CRPF spokesperson Rajesh Yadav told Kashmir Reader that soon after the attack, the entire area was cordoned off to nab the militants.

The authorities have also snapped high speed 3G /4G internet services across Kashmir Valley.

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