CRPF foils terror attack on Srinagar camp; one paramilitary jawan killed

A gunfight broke out between security forces and militants after their attempt to strike a CRPF camp in Srinagar was foiled, killing a paramilitary jawan

Sameer Mushtaq February 12, 2018 18:55:55 IST
A gunfight broke out between security forces and militants after their attempt to strike a CRPF camp in Srinagar was foiled, killing a paramilitary jawan, officials said on Monday. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
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A gunfight broke out between security forces and militants after their attempt to strike a CRPF camp in Srinagar was foiled, killing a paramilitary jawan, officials said on Monday. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
The militants holed up inside an abandoned house in Karan Nagar, in the heart of Srinagar city, after their early morning bid to storm into the camp was foiled, triggering the gunfight. The encounter has been going on for the past ten hours. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
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The militants holed up inside an abandoned house in Karan Nagar, in the heart of Srinagar city, after their early morning bid to storm into the camp was foiled, triggering the gunfight. The encounter has been going on for the past ten hours. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
The jawan, belonging to 49 Battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), suffered injuries in the gunfight and died hours later, officials said. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
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The jawan, belonging to 49 Battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), suffered injuries in the gunfight and died hours later, officials said. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
Intermittent exchange of fire continued, there were also clashes between security forces and stone-pelting youths near the site, the officials said. Security forces rescue families from the CRPF camp during the encounter. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
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Intermittent exchange of fire continued, there were also clashes between security forces and stone-pelting youths near the site, the officials said. Security forces rescue families from the CRPF camp during the encounter. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
The CRPF camp was located very close to SMHS Hospital from where Lashkar-e-Taiba militant Naveed Jutt alias Abu Hunzala was freed from police custody by terrorists. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
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The CRPF camp was located very close to SMHS Hospital from where Lashkar-e-Taiba militant Naveed Jutt alias Abu Hunzala was freed from police custody by terrorists. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
3G and 4G internet services were also suspended in Srinagar following the encounter attempt in Karan Nagar. Security forces rescue families from the CRPF camp during the encounter. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
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3G and 4G internet services were also suspended in Srinagar following the encounter attempt in Karan Nagar. Security forces rescue families from the CRPF camp during the encounter. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
Kashmir police chief SP Vaid tweeted, "I congratulate alert CRPF sentry for averting suicidal attack in Karan Nagar, Srinagar. Fortunately, two terrorists are in cordon and exchange of fire going on." Security forces carry a bullet-proof sheet as they move to the encounter site. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
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Kashmir police chief SP Vaid tweeted, "I congratulate alert CRPF sentry for averting suicidal attack in Karan Nagar, Srinagar. Fortunately, two terrorists are in cordon and exchange of fire going on." Security forces carry a bullet-proof sheet as they move to the encounter site. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
The incident comes two days after Jaish-e-Mohammad militants allegedly attacked an army camp in Sunjwan area of Jammu, killing six people including five soldiers. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq
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The incident comes two days after Jaish-e-Mohammad militants allegedly attacked an army camp in Sunjwan area of Jammu, killing six people including five soldiers. Firstpost/Sameer Mushtaq