Srinagar encounter: Gunbattle continues for second day in Karan Nagar, 2 militants holed up in abandoned building

The Karan Nagar encounter entered its second day on Tuesday after two militants holed up in an abandoned building continued to fire at the security forces, TV reports said.

According to CNN-News18, intermittent gunbattle was underway between the unidentified militants and security personnel. India Today reported that the area has been cordoned off while the CRPF is using drones to track the militants.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

Sources told CNN-News18 that the security forces were ensuring zero collateral damage in and around the area. The report added that the operations were going at a slower pace since the locality is close to Lal Chowk and the state's administrative area.

A CRPF constable was killed in a gunfight with militants on Monday after security forces foiled militants' attempts to strike a CRPF camp in Srinagar's Karan Nagar area.  The jawan belonged to the 49 Battalion of the CRPF.

In the wake of the ongoing operations, the administration had suspended mobile internet services in Srinagar and heavy security was also deployed across state, reported CNN-News18.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Feb 13, 2018 08:50 AM

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