Gunfight breaks out in Srinagar’s old city; internet suspended, schools closed   

Gunfight breaks out in Srinagar’s old city; internet suspended, schools closed   

Srinagar, Oct 17: Gunfight broke out between militants and the government forces in Fateh Kadal area of Srinagar’s old city on Wednesday morning.
Reports said forces cordoned off Fateh Kadal area this morning after “specific information” about presence of some militants.
As soon as the forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired at them, triggering an encounter.
Soon after the encounter commenced  authorities suspended internet service in Srinagar . “Both the mobile Internet and broadband services were snapped in the district as a precautionary measure,” said an official.
Meanwhile, the district administration ordered the closure of all schools and colleges in Srinagar in view of a gunfight underway in Fateh Kadal area of the old city.
An official said the decision to close the educational institutions has been taken to avoid law and order situation in the district.