Terrorists manage to flee after brief gunfight with security forces in Srinagar
A gunfight erupted between terrorists and security forces at a Srinagar hospital today as a result of which the hospital has been cordoned off, reports NDTV. According to cops, “The terrorists managed to escape. A large number of security forces have rushed to the spot." "There was a brief firefight between terrorists and security forces at SKIMS Hospital, Bemina. Terrorists managed to escape taking advantage of civilian presence," Srinagar police posted on Twitter. One person was taken to the hospital with firearm injuries, sources told NDTV.
Initially, the police informed it was an accidental fire. The medical college and its hostels have all been sealed. The hospital attack follows a spree of civilan civilian killings that mostly zeroed in on migrant workers and minorities. An extra 50 companies of security forces were sent to Srinagar to counter terrorist attacks.