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Army resumes operation against 2 terrorists in Srinagar

Army resumes operation against 2 terrorists in Srinagar

 Feb 13, 2018

Security forces on Tuesday morning resumed operation against two Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) militants holed up in a building near battalion headquarter of CRPF in Karan Nagar area Srinagar for the past 24 hours.

A CRPF constable Mujahid Khan was martyred and a police jawan critically injured in the encounter which ensued after CRPF alert sentry foiled a fidayeen attack on their camp on early Monday.

Official sources said  when launched an assault,militants again resorted to indiscriminate firing on security forces. The encounter was going on when the reports last came in. The entire area was sealed to foil any attempt by holed up militants to escape. Intermittent firing could be heard during the night.

A resident said that firing started at 0615 hrs. ''We also could heard loud explosion near the site of encounter,'' he said.

A group of two militants made an unsuccessful attempt to enter the battalion headquarter of CRPF when they were challenged by an alert sentry on the main gate.

However, the militants managed to escape and entered a nearby building, a senior CRPF officer said. The area was immediately cordoned off after additional security forces and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police were rushed from different areas.


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