Militant attack at CRPF camp foiled, One jawan killed

RSTV Bureau
Srinagar: Security personnel take positions during an encounter with the militants, who were sheltering in a building near a CRPF camp at Karra Nagar, in Srinagar, Feb 12, 2018. PTI

Srinagar: Security personnel take positions during an encounter with the militants, who were sheltering in a building near a CRPF camp at Karra Nagar, in Srinagar, Feb 12, 2018.
PTI

One jawan was killed after a gunfire broke out between the security personnel and militants after they attempted to strike a CRPF camp early today in Karan Nagar area of the Srinagar city. The bid came just two days after the dastardly attack on the Sunjwan army camp where six people, including five army personnel were killed.

The jawan, belonging to 49 Battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), suffered injuries in the gunfight and died hours later, they said.

Earlier, the militants were 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.

“The sentry at the camp noticed two suspicious persons at around 4.30 am, carrying backpacks and weapons. He challenged them and opened fire as well,” a spokesman of the CRPF said.

Intermittent exchange of fire continued, there were also clashes between security forces and stone-pelting youths near the site, they said. The heavily-armed militants tried to strike the CRPF camp, located very close to SMHS Hospital from where Lashkar-e-Taiba militant Naveed Jutt alias Abu Hanzala was freed from police custody by terrorists on February 6.

On Saturday, two militants of Jaish-e-Mohammad attacked an Army camp in Sunjwan area of Jammu five army personnel and a young girl, a daughter of the army officer.

(With inputs from PTI)