Jammu and Kashmir | 24 hours and counting, Karan Nagar encounter at CRPF camp still on
The encounter between terrorists and security forces at the CRPF camp in Srinagar’s Karan Nagar area has entered second day. Latest reports say 24 hours later, the gunfight is still on.
On Monday, a CRPF jawan was killed and a policeman injured as the central force foiled a fidayeen attack on its Battalion Headquarters and cornered terrorists in a building after chasing them down at Karan Nagar in the heart of Srinagar. LeT had claimed responsibility for the attack.
This comes after Saturday’s suicide attack by Jaish-e-Mohammed on an Army camp in Jammu’s Sunjuwan where five soldiers and a civilian died, while security forces killed three terrorists.
Monday’s attack took place at 4.30 am. An alert sentry at the 23rd Battalion of the CRPF saw two terrorists, armed with AK-47 rifles and backpacks. He immediately opened fire, forcing them to run and take shelter in a nearby under-construction structure.
Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation. Around 9.30 am, when the search party was closing in, the terrorists opened fire in which a CRPF constable was injured. He was rushed to a hospital where he died. He was identified as Mujahid Khan of the 49th Battalion.
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