2 Terrorists Killed In Srinagar Encounter That Lasted 28 Hours

Two terrorists have been killed in an encounter that lasted for 28 hours between security forces and terrorists who failed to enter a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp on Monday

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Encounter on at Karan Nagar in Srinagar, at least two terrorists still hiding

Srinagar: 

Highlights

  1. Encounter on near CRPF camp at Karan Nagar, in Srinagar
  2. Two terrorists killed the encounter; arms and ammunition found
  3. Encounter had started at 10 am on Monday
Two terrorists have been killed in an encounter that has lasted for over 28 hours at Keran Nagar in Srinagar. The terrorists were hiding since yesterday, in a half-constructed building in Srinagar, after a failed attempt to enter a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp at Karan Nagar, in Srinagar.

SP Vaid, the Director General of Police, Jammu and Kashmir congratulated his forces; he confirmed that bodies of two terrorists have been found. Mopping up operations are being carried out inside the building where terrorists were hiding, officials said. After intermittent firing throughout the night, forces had launched a final assault this morning.

"At the end of the operation two terrorists have been killed, arms and ammunition have been recieved, whatever we have got from the preliminary findings, it is LeT outfit", said SP Pani, IG Kashmir.

A CRPF soldier has died and a policeman was injured in the gun battle that began around 10 am on Monday, at the building near the CRPF camp in Karan Nagar.

A guard had spotted the terrorists with AK 47 rifles and ammunition bags at daybreak and opened fire, averting a major attack. 

"During searches in the peripheral area of the camp, it was found that the terrorists had entered a building, which was later surrounded. Fire exchanges are continuing between the terrorists and the security forces," said senior police sources. 

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The site of the encounter is not far from the hospital from where a Pakistani terrorist escaped on February 6.

Two days ago, heavily armed terrorists in fatigues barged into the Sunjuwan army base camp in Jammu and killed five soldiers and a civilian. At least 10 people, including soldiers, women and children, were injured as the terrorists attacked the residential quarters of junior commissioned officers, spraying bullets and hurling bombs. The body of the sixth soldier, Farooq Ahmad Quraishi - resident of Kupwara in Kashmir - was recovered during the searches.

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