Militant attack in Srinagar,6 CRPF troopers injured

At least six Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were injured in a militant attack near Srinagar’s Jama Masjid mosque early on Monday as the country celebrated 70th Independence Day.
According to a police official, the militants attacked a CRPF patrol at around 8.10am in the city’s Nowhatta area.
“Militants attacked a CRPF post in Khanyar area,” a police official told .

The militants, believed to be two in number, were holed up in nearby building and were exchanging fire with forces, reports said.

The attack came despite curfew in Srinagar to prevent violence on India’s 70th Independence Day.

The main Independence Day function was held at the Bakshi stadium

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