J&K: CRPF jawan martyred in fresh terrorist attack in Karan Nagar
Srinagar: In yet another terrorist attack on Indian soil, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldier has been martyred while the encounter between the militants and the security forces is underway at Karan Nagar here.
The encounter broke out in Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar on Monday morning after the terrorists' attempt to attack the CRPF camp in Karan Nagar was foiled.
As per the latest updates, the gunbattle between the terrorists and security forces in underway near the camp between 23 Battalion of the CRPF. The martyred jawan had sustained severe injuries in the gunfight.
The sources claimed that at least two terrorists have holed up in an under-construction building here.
The gunbattle erupted after the alert sentry thwarted the terrorist' plan of attacking the CRPF camp.
"The sentry at the camp noticed two suspicious persons at around 4.30 am, carrying back packs and weapons. He challenged them and opened fire as well," a spokesman of the CRPF said.
He further claimed that the terrorists immediately flew away from the place, and search operations were launched to trace them.
The under-construction building where terrorists have holed-up has been cordoned off. Intermittent exchange of fire was heard at the location while CRPF has deployed more troops to ensure that none of the terrorists manage to escape.
It is worth mentioning that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to chair a meeting over security situation in Jammu and Kashmir at 4 pm in Delhi.
The incident has taken place within two days when Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists attacked an Army camp in Sunjuwan region of Jammu. Six people including five soldiers lost their lives in the attack. The security forces had knocked down three terrorists.