Srinagar, Aug 12: A Special Operations Group (SOG) personnel was martyred and three security officials were injured during an encounter with terrorists near Batamaloo area of Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar. The gun-battle broke out during a search operation in the area in the wee hours of Sunday. The encounter was underway.
"On specific information about the presence of terrorists in a hideout, an operation was launched in Batmaloo Srinagar leading to exchange of fire, one SOG boy martyred, one JKP and Two CRPF Jawans sustained injuries, operation continues," informed Director General of Police (DGP) Jammu and Kashmir SP Vaid.
Meanwhile, the internet services have been suspended in the city as a precautionary measure. Further details are awaited. On August 9, at least five terrorists were gunned down by the security forces in an encounter in Baramulla district of the state. The valley has witnessed a sudden surge in encounter incidents since past few months.