Srinagar: Two LeT terrorists killed, Karan Nagar operation ends after 32 hours
Security forces killed two LeT terrorists who hid in a building after a failed attempt to attack a CRPF camp, ending a 32-hour gunbattle in downtown Srinagar, police said.
The security operation to flush out the terrorists from the under-construction building in Karan Nagar in the heart of the city was carried out by a Special Operations Group (SOG) of the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Central Reserve Police Force, a police official said. The Army was not involved in the operation, he clarified. The official said two bodies – along with weapons – have been recovered from the encounter site. Ravideep Sahi, IG-CRPF, Srinagar, said the forces recovered two AK-47 assault rifles and eight magazines from the site. The gunbattle, which began yesterday morning, came two days after Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists attacked an Army camp in Jammu’s Sunjuwan area, killing seven people, including six Army soldiers. Three terrorists were also killed in retaliation by the Army.
Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, S P Pani said the terrorists who tried to attack the CRPF camp in Karan Nagar area early yesterday morning belonged to the Lashkar-e- Taiba (LeT) group.
“The materials we recovered from the site of the encounter suggest that …read more