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1 terrorist gunned down in CRPF camp encounter, gun battle on for over 24 hours

The encounter between terrorists and security forces at the CRPF camp in Srinagar’s Karan Nagar area has entered second day. One terrorist has been gunned down in the ongoing encounter, the officials said.

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.

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.

“They tried to enter the Headquarters. They are now trapped in a nearby building,” Ravideep Sahi, Inspector General of CRPF, told DNA.

Sahi said that the operation will continue through the night. “There has been regular exchange of fire. We suspect two militants to be holed up”, he said.

Later, during the day, a police constable was also injured in the operation. “Police jawan injured. He is stable and is being treated”, tweeted the J&K Police. Director General of Police Dr Shesh Paul Vaid hailed the CRPF sentry for foiling the attack.

The issue was also raised in the Legislative Assembly with members demanding a statement.

Meanwhile, suspected terrorists shot dead one person at Sandipora village in the central Kashmir district of Budgam.

In a separate incident two militants were killed when their motorcycle skidded off the road in Sopore area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

In Saturday’s attack, ten soldiers, including a Lieutenant Colonel and a Major, had been wounded.

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