Gunfight in Srinagar outskirts

Srinagar: A gunfight that started on Saturday evening in the outskirts here continues on Sunday, a Jammu and Kashmir Police official said.

A tip off about militant presence that led the security forces to surround Mujgund area, had left a soldier, a trooper and three policemen injured on Saturday as the holed up militants opened fire on them.

In the last 18 hours, the security forces have been able to bring down a few militants. Informed sources put the number of slain militants at two.

A lone militant continued firing at the security forces shifting his location in the encounter site, a police officer said, adding that an official confirmation on slain militants would only come after a body count.

Authorities have suspended mobile Internet services in Srinagar district.