A Central Reserve Police Force personnel and a millitant were killed in an ongoing encounter at Malbagh area in the city outskirts on late Thursday evening, police said.

The encounter took place after joint parties of Police and CRPF cordoned off Malbagh area in Srinagar outskirts. J&K Police told the media that as the area was being cordoned off, the hiding militants opened fire. “One militant has been killed. A CRPF personnel who was injured also succumbed,” IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar told The Newsletter. “The encounter has ended before the dawn”, he further added.

This is third encounter in Srinagar in recent past. Earlier in two different encounters, four militants were killed

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