Srinagar: A gunfight between militants and government forces started in Khunmoh area of Srinagar on Thursday.
Police said that contact has been established with the holed up militants.
Earlier police said that militants fired upon the PSOs of BJP activist Dr Anwar Khan while the latter was visiting Arsh institute at Khonmoh area in the outskirts of Srinagar city. The incident happened outside the institute where the PSOs were present.
“The PSOs of the protected person repulsed the attack while exhibiting extreme caution to avoid any collateral damage leading the militants to flee from the spot,” police said.
In the said incident one PSO namely Bilal Ahmad sustained minor injuries, police said.
“The suspected area was cordoned off by police and security forces during which contact has been established with the militants are hold up,” police added.