Methan ‘Encounter’:  Militants flee, say Officials

 Srinagar, Oct 9: Militants have escaped after a brief exchange of fire in Methan area of Chanpora Srinagar, officials said on Saturday. 

A senior police official said that “it seems that militants have fled” from the area. However, he said, searches in the area and its vicinity are continuing. 

Police in a tweet  had said that “second encounter” has started at Methan area of Srinagar. “Police and CRPF are on the job. Further details shall follow,” police had said in a tweet at 1:18 a.m. 

The “encounter” followed one near Natipora Srinagar in which police said a Lashker-e-Toiba militant from Shopian was killed while another escaped. (GNS)

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