DPS school encounter ends, two terrorists gunned-down; three jawans injured

On Saturday, militants attacked CRPF (Central Reserved Police Force) personnel deployed on road opening duty on the Srinagar-Jammu highway, which is close to the school in Pantha chowk. The militants then took refuge inside the school premises.

By: Express Web Desk | Srinagar | Updated: June 25, 2017 8:36 pm
srinagar, srinagar attack, srinagar DPS attack, DPS attack, kashmir DPS attack, kashmir attack, crpf attack, kashmir latest, dps school attack, india news, indian express news Gunfight between militants and government forces in Pantha Chowk area on the outskirts of Srinagar has ended with the killing of two militants, police said. A police official said that two bodies of the militants are lying in a room inside Delhi Public School building. (Express Photo By Shuaib Masoodi)

Two militants were killed and three soldiers were injured after an encounter broke out at DPS school in Srinagar on Sunday morning. Security forces launched an offensive attack to flush out the militants who were holed up inside the school building. After hours of gunfire, the security forces said both were dead and all firing had halted.

The security personnel which went from room to room in the school found two bodies in one room, an officer said. “The bodies of the two militants have been spotted inside one room from where firing had started. There has been no firing from the militants during the last one hour,” the officer added. The operation was called off after the security personnel had checked the school thoroughly.

“All injured army personnel are stable and out of danger,” a police source said. They were shifted to a military hospital at Badami Bagh cantonment. Director General of Police S.P. Vaid had earlier said that two militants were holed up in the school, whose students are mostly from the Kashmiri elite families.

srinagar, srinagar attack, srinagar DPS attack, DPS attack, kashmir DPS attack, kashmir attack, crpf attack, kashmir latest, dps school attack, india news, indian express news The operation was called off after the security personnel had checked the school thoroughly. (Express Photo By Shuaib Masoodi)

Jammu-Kashmir Director General of Police,  S P Vaid said the school’s staff and people have been evacuated.  “The staff and whoever was inside the building was evacuated yesterday.” Vaid was addressing the media on the sidelines of a wreath laying ceremony of a CRPF officer killed in the attack by militants on a road opening party of the force on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway at Pantha Chowk on Saturday. The militants then took refuge inside the school premises.
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On Saturday, militants attacked CRPF (Central Reserved Police Force) personnel deployed on road opening duty on the Srinagar-Jammu highway, which is close to the school in Pantha chowk. A CRPF officer, identified as sub-inspector Sahib Shukla, was killed in the attack while Constable-driver, Nissar Ahmed was injured.

The site of the attack happens to be a high-security zone, located less than a kilometre away from the headquarters of Indian Army’s Chinar Corps. The area was immediately cordoned off by the security forces and search operations were launched in the school premises.

The Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant outfit claimed responsibility for the attack.

Srinagar District Magistrate Farooq Ahmad Lone on Saturday imposed restrictions on the stretch of Srinagar-Jammu highway between Ram Munshi Bagh and Sempora. The curbs were lifted after the battle ended.

with IANS inputs

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    Harry Porter
    Jun 25, 2017 at 11:35 pm
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        Michelle:Vedic:human
        Jun 26, 2017 at 6:19 am
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          Baastard mohammad
          Jun 25, 2017 at 9:14 pm
          Porki pigs got their I'd earlier. Now they ll get 72 Virgins each.
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            Harry Porter
            Jun 25, 2017 at 11:36 pm
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              Harry Porter
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                M. AHMAD
                Jun 26, 2017 at 1:05 am
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                  Islamforfoools
                  Jun 26, 2017 at 1:21 am
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                  M. AHMAD
                  Jun 26, 2017 at 1:10 am
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                  Indian Abroad
                  Jun 25, 2017 at 9:04 pm
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                    Shafted mohammed
                    Jun 25, 2017 at 8:47 pm
                    Great job guys give best possible protection equipment to these soldiers and now I see a noticible change that the terrorists who were attacking our soldiers are no longer escaping and are being hunted down and killed. The infiltration is drastically reduced and those present are systematicallykilled. There would be significant reduction in nonsense from Pakistan in Kashmir. Capture the stone pelters and send them to a jail in car Nicobar.
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                      Islamforfoools
                      Jun 25, 2017 at 8:05 pm
                      Everywhere we see is Islamic terrorism. Every alternate news is about Islamic violence worldwide. Shame on non Muslims for not fighting against Islamic hate ideology
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                        yash sehgal
                        Jun 25, 2017 at 8:00 pm
                        Bravo Jawans! U sent two porki pi.gs to jahannum where 72 prosti.tutes wud be waiting to pee over them..BHARAT MATA KI JAI
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                          George Cruz
                          Jun 25, 2017 at 8:00 pm
                          As the army Gen. Rawat quoted "A few Kashmir separatist Islamic terrorists who are committing terror/killing based on the 7th century extreme Islamic ideologies would sooner or later face the Indian armies bullets" which is very true because the JK is and has been an integral part of India since the 1947. Many million brave Indian soldiers have sacrificed their lives defending the JK for the last 65 years and India will never let Kashmir Valley turn into another Islamic Caliphate with terror/killing based on Jihad/Sharia. The best and the ONLY option for these Kashmir separatists and their leaders like Omar Abdullah is to emigrate to the Islamic Caliphate Pak carved out of greater India in 1947.
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