Gunfight Continues in Mujgund As Militant Changes Locations; Internet Suspended in Srinagar

The gunfight which broke out last evening in Mujgund area on the outskirts of Srinagar is still on with a militant, believed to be a foreigner, firing at the forces from different locations.

A police official said that heavy firing is going on at Mujgund.
“One foreign militant is giving tough time to the forces by changing locations,” he said.

The gunfight broke out last evening after the forces launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Mujgund following inputs about the presence of militants. Several forces’ personnel were injured in the initial exchange of fire with the militants.

Last night, news reports said that two bodies, believed to be militants, were lying at the gunfight site. However, there was no official confirmation.

“Due to poor visibility, it is not clear whether any militant has been killed,” said SSP Srinagar Imtiyaz Ismail, adding that things will be confirmed after the site is cleared.

Meanwhile, authorities have suspended mobile Internet service in Srinagar. Local reports said that at least four houses where the militants had taken position were blown up by the forces.

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