Srinagar encounter: Both militants killed, mopping Ops underway

13 February 2018, 05:33 PM

The security forces on Tuesday killed two millitants in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar after a fierce gun battle that lasted for around 28 hours.

In a joint operation, CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir police personnel gunned down both the militants hiding inside a building in the heart of Srinagar after a failed attempt to attack Karan Nagar CRPF camp.

According to the CRPF officials, the millitants were hiding inside a half-constructed building near the CRPF camp in  posh Karann Nagar area of Srinagar.

"Two bodies of terrorists recovered so far with weapons. Well done boys by neutralising terrorists without collateral damage," SP Vaid, DGP, J&K tweeted.

The encounter broke out on Monday after an alert CRPF guard opened fire on the militants with AK 47 rifles trying to enter on the CRPF camp.

After the firing, the terrorists fled and entered a building near the campsite, which was later surrounded by the security forces and started exchanging fire.

A CRPF soldier died while one police personnel injured during the intense gun battle.

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Here are the live updates on Srinagar CRPF Camp encounter:

#01:00 AM: Second militant in Srinagar's Karan Nagar encounter killed, mopping operations under way: officials

#12:00 AM: One terrorist of LeT neutralised in Srinagar's Karan Nagar encounter: SP Vaid, DGP, Jammu & Kashmir

#11:30 AM: We are suspecting the presence of two terrorists, the operation is in its final stage. We have been successful in doing a deliberate assault, we are expecting the operation to finish it very soon: Swayam Prakash Pani, IGP, Kashmir

#11:00 AM: Watch: Encounter underway between security forces and terrorists in Srinagar's Karan Nagar

#10:45 AM: Zulfiqar Hasan, IG Operation, CRPF briefs media about the ongoing encounter between security forces and militants.

# 10:30 AM: Meanwhile, the body of an Army jawan recovered from Sunjwan Army Camp. Soldier’s death toll reaches to six while on civilian was also killed.

# 10:15 AM: Wreath-laying ceremony of CRPF Jawan MM Khan of 49 battalions who lost his life in the encounter with terrorists at CRPF camp in Srinagar's Karan Nagar area.

# 10:00 AM: Security forces conduct search Ops in Jammu's Raipur Domana area; Helicopter being used to conduct surveillance of the area.

#9:50 AM: BREAKING NEWS: Security forces conduct search operation in Jammu's Raipur Domana area; More details awaited

#9:40 AM: Jammu and Kashmir: Encounter at CRPF camp in Srinagar's Karan Nagar continues for the second day. The intermittent firing was reported through the night.

#9:30 AM:  Intermittent firing continues between security personnel and terrorists at CRPF camp in Srinagar's Karan Nagar. One CRPF personnel lost his life in the attack on CRPF camp on Monday.

First Published: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 11:07 AM
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