Militants fire at CRPF men on Srinagar highway

Last Updated: Sat, Jan 18, 2014 09:10 hrs

Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) Separatist guerrillas Saturday opened fired at troopers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Jammu and Kashmir, CRPF sources said.

The incident happened on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway. Panic gripped the surrounding areas soon after the gunshots were heard.

CRPF troopers, deployed as road opening parties on the highway, said some militants fired at them and later escaped.

No damage was caused in the incident.

A senior CRPF officer, who reached the spot immediately after the incident, said they are looking into the matter.

The area was surrounded after the firing and traffic on the busy highway was suspended for some time.

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