Militants attack security forces in Srinagar, five injured

Militants opened fire on security forces carrying out random vehicle checking in Kak Sarai area of Srinagar.

Published: 15th June 2018 03:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th June 2018 03:45 PM   |  A+A-

Five people including two policemen were injured in the fire opened by militants at security forces. (File | PTI)

By PTI

SRINAGAR: Five persons, including two policemen, were injured today as militants opened fire on a security forces' party carrying out random vehicle checking in Kak Sarai area of the city, police said.

Security forces had established special check points in many parts of the city, a day after senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari and his two personal security guards were killed in a militant attack.

"During the checking of vehicles at Kak Sarai, militants opened fire on the cops, who also retaliated," a police official said.

He said two cops and three civilians were injured in the exchange of fire.

Security forces have cordoned off the area and launched a manhunt for the assailants.

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