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20-hr long gunfight continues in Srinagar, another attack averted in Jammu

20-hr long gunfight continues in Srinagar, another attack averted in Jammu

Sc N S   ¦    Feb 13, 2018 10:57:46 AM (IST)

 

20-hr long gunfight continues in Srinagar, another attack averted in Jammu-1
Srinagar: The over 20-hour long gunfight between holed up militants and the security forces continued in Srinagar on Tuesday as fresh firing exchanges started.

Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants are holed up inside an under construction building in Karan Nagar area since Monday after they were forced to withdraw and later trapped inside the building following their failed terror bid on a CRPF camp.

The militants had entered this building after an alert sentry at the observation post of 23 battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) spotted them and fired.

One CRPF trooper was killed during the gunfight while a constable of the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the Jammu and Kashmir Police was injured.

Meanwhile, a fresh terror attack was averted by alert guards at the entrance of an army camp in Jammu on Tuesday.

Two motorcycle borne militants approached the entry point of the army camp in Domana area around 4.30 a.m. They fired towards the sentry post. As the guards retaliated the terrorists were forced to flee, informed sources in the police said.

"A search operation is now underway to trace the militants," they said.