20-hour long gunfight continues in Srinagar

20-hour long gunfight continues in Srinagar

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Srinagar: CRPF personnel during search operations in Srinagar on Feb 12, 2018. An alert sentry at a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp here in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday averted a possible militant attack by firing at approaching militants forcing them to flee. According to sources, Two militants carrying bags and AK-47 rifles were seen by the sentry approaching the camp of the 23 battalion of CRPF in Karan Nagar area around 4.30 a.m. Searches are on around the camp periphery. (Photo: IAN
Srinagar: CRPF personnel conduct search operations amid snowfall after two militants were spotted by an alert sentry at the observation post of 23rd battalion of the CRPF in Karan Nagar area of Srinagar on Feb 12, 2018. The two were forced to flee as the alert sentry fired at them. Searches in the area revealed that the militants, carrying backpacks and AK-47 rifles, had taken shelter in a building near the CRPF camp, which was then surrounded. (Photo: IANS)
Srinagar: CRPF personnel conduct search operations amid snowfall after two militants were spotted by an alert sentry at the observation post of 23rd battalion of the CRPF in Karan Nagar area of Srinagar on Feb 12, 2018. The two were forced to flee as the alert sentry fired at them. Searches in the area revealed that the militants, carrying backpacks and AK-47 rifles, had taken shelter in a building near the CRPF camp, which was then surrounded. (Photo: IANS)
Srinagar, Feb 13 (IANS) 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.--IANSsq/in

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