SRINAGAR: Militants today attacked security forces at Nowhatta in downtown Srinagar, injuring five personnel, and triggering a gunfight.
The unspecified number of militants fired at the security forces in the area which is close to the historic Jama Masjid.
Five security personnel were injured in the militant attack, a police official said. The exchange of fire was going on.
The attack came as the country is celebrating the 70th Independence Day.