According to Local News Agency Kashmir GNS : CRPF personnel who was earlier critically injured succumbed to his injuries after a gunfight broke out between militants and forces in Malbagh area of Central Kashmir’s Srinagar district.

A senior Police officer told GNS that critically wounded CRPF personnel succumbed to his injury here in a hospital.

Meanwhile one militant has been killed in the encounter, searches still going on.

Earlier, A joint team of Police and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Malbagh.

As the joint team approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter.