Gunfight erupts after militants attack BJP leader, guards in Srinagar

first_imgA gunfight between militants and the security forces began on Thursday afternoon after a policeman was injured when militants fired upon the personal security officers (PSOs) guarding a BJP leader on the outskirts of Srinagar.Intermittent firing is on in Balhama as security forces have cordoned off a village, where at least two militants are hiding after attacking BJP leader Mohammad Anwar Khan and his guards, the police said.Preliminary reports suggest that Mr. Khan and his two PSOs were fired upon by the militants at Balhama in Khanmoh. “One policeman was injured in the attack,” said a police official. The exchange of fire started as the militants tried to snatch the weapon from the injured policeman. “Their bid was foiled,” said the official.The area has been cordoned off by security forces.last_img