live Encounter rages in Kashmir capital after ‘failed fidayeen attack’

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.

A policeman from the special operation group takes position during an encounter in Kashmir. (File Picture)
Troops take position very close to the encounter site in Karan Nagar.






Feb 13, 20189:36 am

Rocket propelled shells are being fired at the house where militants are holding up in Karan Nagar.

Feb 13, 20189:05 am

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.

Feb 13, 20188:59 am

Witnesses to Kashmir Dispatch: exchange of fire continued during the intervening night with forces using shells to flush out the two hiding militants.

Feb 13, 20188:58 am

Intermittent exchange of fire between holed up militants and forces in ‘s Karan Nagar as gunfight rages for second day.

Feb 12, 20184:52 pm
Lashkar-e-Taiba didn’t claim for sujnwan army camp attack,
Lashkar-e-Taiba just paid rich tribute to shuhda of jesh e muhammad,
On going attack in Karan Nagar is claimed to Lashkar-e-Taiba
Dr.Abdullah Ghaznavi
Spokesman LET
Feb 12, 20183:14 pm
LeT pays tributes to militants killed in Jammu attack

Our cadres has taken control in Karanagar’
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Mehmood Shah on Monday paid tributes to militants killed in an encounter with government forces at Sunjwan army camp, Jammu.
Lashkar spokesperson Dr Abdullah Ghaznavi in a statement issued to a local news agency GNS quoted Shah as saying, “Indian forces only know how to spill the blood of innocent Kashmiris but the same forces pick their dead in any fight against the freedom fighters. This is the bitter truth India wants to hide from its nation.”
“Despite the claims of ‘Operation All Out’ by Ajit Doval, Rajnath Singh, Narendra Modi and Bipin Rawat, the Indian forces are biting the dust, be it in the form of bullets by freedom fighters or stones thrown at them by people,” the spokesperson quoted LeT chief as saying.
“Indian forces are not equipped with the knowledge of war tactics, the evidence being the Sunjwan army camp where a handful of freedom fighters held their stronghold for several hours. It is the Indian forces who are used to picking up their dead for several consecutive days.”
“The freedom fighters of Lashkar-e-Taiba continue to seize control of the stronghold in Karan Nagar (Srinagar). If India has any guts to face the Mujahideen, we invite you to fight! But we believe that it is the worst coward military army in the world,” Lashkar chief said in a statement.
Feb 12, 201811:57 am
Clashes erupted near encounter site Karan Nagar area, massive stone pelting going on in the area.
Feb 12, 201811:03 am

Sources: two militants holed up in an under construction building behind the paramilitary camp.

Feb 12, 201810:51 am
GNS reports: A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces at Karan Nagar area of Srinagar City on Monday morning.
A police officer said that two militants carrying pithu bags and armed with AK 47 approaching towards CRPF camp of 23 bn at Karanagar was observed by the alert OP sentry who immediately open fire at around 0430 hrs.
“Immediately search operation of the camp periphery launched,” he said.
The officer said that after several hours of search operation the militants were traced and accordingly an exchange of gunfire started between the two sides.
Earlier, CRPF has claimed to have repulsed the attack, however sources said that the militants had reportedly managed to sneak inside the CRPF camp of 23 bn at Karanagar.
The police officer meanwhile told GNS that it can not be ruled out that the assailants might be fidayeens.
When reports last came in the exchange of firing was going on.
Feb 12, 201810:44 am

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.

Feb 12, 201810:34 am

One Central Reserve Police Force trooper has been injured, sources say, adding: he has received a bullet wound.

Feb 12, 201810:33 am

Top police officer tells Kashmir Dispatch that the exchange of fire is happening and militants have taken shelter in a building.