Security forces on Tuesday gunned down two militants who were holed up in a building near a CRPF camp in the Karan Nagar area of Srinagar since Monday. The operation has now ended.
The gunbattle between security forces and militants began early Monday morning following an aborted attempt by the militants to infiltrate into the CRPF camp. A CRPF constable was killed in yesterday’s firing. Exchange of fire from both sides continued intermittently through the night. Restrictions on movement of vehicles and civilians have been imposed in the old city area of Srinagar.
Meanwhile, the body of the deceased CRPF jawan, who was identified as Mujahid Alam, will be airlifted to Bihar after the wreath-laying ceremony in Srinagar.
This is the second attack in the area in less than a week. The first was at the premier SMHS hospital wherein a terrorist escaped from police custody under gunfire cover from militants.
Monday’s ongoing encounter also comes two days after the terror attack on Sunjuwan military station in Jammu, in which six Army personnel and a civilian were killed. Sending out a warning to Pakistan, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said Pakistan “will pay for this misadventure”. “The demography of the cantonment and adjoining areas indicates the possibility of local support to the terrorists”.