Srinagar: 30-hour encounter ends, two militants gunned down near CRPF camp

Srinagar firing highlights: Paramilitary soldiers carry ammunition the site of a gunbattle with armed militants in Srinagar. (Source: Express Photo By Shuaib Masoodi)

The encounter near a CRPF camp at Karan Nagar in Srinagar, which began on Monday morning, ended with the killing of two Lashkar-e-Toiba militants on Tuesday afternoon, 30 hours after it started.

The militants were killed after security personnel opened heavy fire towards the five-storey building they were holed up in. While CRPF constable Mujahid Alam was killed in the gunfight, a senior CRPF officer said one constable was injured. Police said he is undergoing treatment at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh hospital and his condition is stable.

After failing to sneak into the 23 Battalion CRPF camp, the two militants had taken shelter in a multi-storey building near the camp. The holed-up militants gave tough resistance to the forces and the operation continued through the night.

“We could hear sound of bullets and blasts every hour during the night,’’ said Mohammad Aslam, who lives close to the encounter site.

The partially damaged building where the militants were holed up, in Srinagar on Tuesday. (Express Photo: Shuaib Masoodi)

DGP S P Vaid said the two militants were killed “without any collateral damage”.

Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, S P Pani termed the operation “clean”. ‘’After the militants were repulsed...

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