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Sub inspector killed as terrorists open fire at CRPF team in Srinagar

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Srinagar's Pantha Chowk terror attack 1 jawan killed 2 CRPF personnel injured

Sources said that three troopers were injured after militants opened indiscriminate fire on their vehicle outside Delhi Public School (DPS) Srinagar. "The school, whose students are mostly from the Kashmiri elite families, suffered partial damages due to the shelling", they said. Some TV channels are reporting the killing of two militants but police said they can not confirm it immediately.

IG CRPF said the operation was planned meticulously and restraint was observed as it was a school building. The official said that they have cordoned the area.

One CRPF officer was killed and a constable of the force injured in the attack that took place in high-security zone located less than a kilometer away from headquarters of Army's Chinar Corps.

This is the second militant attack on government forces in Srinagar in less than two weeks. The injured jawan was rushed to a hospital.

The officer said forces fired "probing shots" last night but no contact was established with the militants, "At the crack of dawn, contact was established with the militants", the officer said. The school has six more buildings.

Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The authorities imposed security restrictions under Section 144 CrPc in the four kilometres radius area and Ram Munshibagh - Sempora stretch of the Srinagar-Jammu highway to enable smooth operation and prevent people from relocating to the encounter site.

Earlier this month, security forces gunned down two terrorists n Sopore in north Kashmir's Baramulla district.

The mobile internet services have also been affected across the valley as the network speeds have been reduced.

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