An encounter has raged in the capital of Jammu and Kashmir after Indian paramilitary camp came under an attack. Officials have told Kashmir Dispatch that the Central Reserve Police Force thwarted a pre dawn suicide attack on their camp in Srinagar city’s busy Karan Nagar area. The troops fired at the group of militants who took refuge inside an adjacent building and the exchange of firing was happening.
Rocket propelled shells are being fired at the house where militants are holding up in Karan Nagar.
Government has imposed restrictions in parts of Old City and around the site of encounter. There were anti-India protests in the vicinity of the gunfight site on Monday.
Witnesses to Kashmir Dispatch: exchange of fire continued during the intervening night with forces using shells to flush out the two hiding militants.
Intermittent exchange of fire between holed up militants and forces in Kashmir‘s Karan Nagar as gunfight rages for second day.
Sources: two militants holed up in an under construction building behind the paramilitary camp.
IANS REPORTS: An alert sentry at a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp here in
Jammu and Kashmir on Monday averted a possible militant attack by firing
at approaching militants forcing them to flee. Two militants
carrying bags and AK-47 rifles were seen by the sentry approaching the
camp of the 23 battalion of CRPF in Karan Nagar area around 4.30 a.m.,
informed sources said. Searches were on around the camp periphery.
One Central Reserve Police Force trooper has been injured, sources say, adding: he has received a bullet wound.
Top police officer tells Kashmir Dispatch that the exchange of fire is happening and militants have taken shelter in a building.