Gunfight erupts between holed up militants and security forces near Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 24: A gunfight started on Wednesday between holed up militants and security forces on the outskirts of Srinagar city,police said.

Following specific information about militant presence, the security forces laid a cordon in Sathu area of Nowgam in Jammu and Kashmir.

The gunfight began between militants and joint team forces at Soothu Kothair Bagh Nowgam area in Srinagar. Two militants are believed to be trapped in a residential house.

"Hiding militants fired at the approaching forces triggering the encounter, which is underway," the police officer added.Authorities suspended classes in all schools and colleges in the Srinagar district for the day.