CRPF officer, two militants killed in Nowhatta gunfight

Srinagar: Militants struck at Nowhatta area here, killing a CRPF officer and injuring nine CRPF, Police personnel.
Stringent security arrangements were put in place on account of I-Day celebrations but militants struck at Nowhatta area of the city in the morning, killing a CRPF officer and injuring nine other CRPF, Police personnel.
Two militants were also killed in retaliatory firing by the security forces in the encounter which began at around 7.30 in the morning.
Ishfaq Ahmad Bhat, who had sustained head injuries during clashes between protesters and security forces at Tangmarg area of Baramulla district on August 12, succumbed at SKIMS hospital here, the officer said.

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