Shootout at Batmaloo, policeman killed, 3 CRPF men injured; militants escape

Shootout at Batmaloo, policeman killed, 3 CRPF men injured; militants escape
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Srinagar: A policeman was killed and three CRPF men were injured in a shootout with the militants in Batamaloo area of Srinagar city on Sunday, police said.
“On a specific information about presence of militants in a hideout, an operation was launched in Batmaloo Srinagar leading to exchange of fire, one SOG personnel killed, one JKP & 2 CRPF Jawans sustained injuries, operation continues,” DGP SP Vaid said on Twitter.
The killed policeman was identified as selection grade constable Pervaiz.
Shootout took place near the Unani hospital in Batmaloo. Militants managed to escape from the spot after exchanging fire with the forces.
The owner of the house also received injuries during the “exchange of gunfight”, said an official.