Militants' bid to attack camp in Srinagar thwarted: CRPF

Attack on Srinagar CRPF camp foiled encounter underway

CRPF successfully thwarts attack on Srinagar camp, terrorists flee after firing, search op on

Jammu and Kashmir has been witnessing series of attacks on security establishments both along the Line of Control and the International Border as well as in the interior regions.

Earlier in the day, a fierce encounter broke out between terrorists and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday morning following a thwarted bid to attack a camp here.

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.

According to a senior police official, the CRPF jawan was wounded in the shootout as the security forces prepared for a final assault against the holed-up terrorists. 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. "They ran into the nearby building behind National School", said Yadav. "The firing has now stopped", he said.

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The CRPF camp is close to the SMHS Hospital, where militants struck on February 6. "The exchange of fire is on", the spokesperson said.

In September 2016, Lashkar militants entered an army camp at Uri in and killed 17 soldiers, one of the deadliest attacks on a defence installation in India.

After the hiding terrorists were challenged, they fired at the security forces triggering an encounter that continues till reports last came in.

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