Thursday, 19 April, 2018

Terror Attack On CRPF Camp Foiled, Combing Operation Underway

Security in Srinagar PTI CRPF successfully thwarts attack on Srinagar camp, terrorists flee after firing, search op on
Troy Mann | 12 February, 2018, 10:32

The CRPF on Monday claimed to have thwarted militants' bid to attack its camp in Karan Nagar area of Srinagar. A CRPF jawan was injured in the exchange of fire.

Earlier around 4.30 am, two militants were spotted by an alert sentry at the observation post of 23rd battalion of the CRPF in Karan Nagar area.

He further claimed that the terrorists immediately flew away from the place, and search operations were launched to trace them.

The trooper was wounded in the shootout as the security forces prepared for a final assault against the holed-up militants, a police officer said.

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The deceased constable has been identified as Mujahid Khan of 49 Bn. "He fired, forcing them to flee from the bylanes", the CRPF spokesperson said. "They ran into the nearby building behind National School", said a senior police official.

On December 31, five personnel were killed when Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad militants stormed a CRPF camp in Lethpora in Pulwama. The CRPF then cordoned off the area, after which there was an intermittent exchange of fire.

Earlier in the day, the forces had foiled the militants' attempt to strike the paramilitary camp, PTI reported.

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. Militants are holed up in a house, they said adding firing was going on when the reports last came in.

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