Jammu, Feb 12: A paramilitary trooper was killed in an ongoing encounter with militants holed up in a building after a failed terror bid on Central Reserve Police Force camp in Srinagar’s Karan Nagar.
The trooper was seriously injured in the shootout as the security forces prepared for a final assault against the holed-up militants, news agency IANS quoted a police officer was saying.
He was shifted to the nearby SMHS hospital, barely 300 metres away from the site of the gunfight, and later succumbed to injuries.
Troops of the CRPF and the Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police were conducting the operation against the militants.
A gunfight erupted after terrorists, who tried to attack the camp earlier, were forced to withdraw and later trapped inside a building.
The encounter in the Karan Nagar area begun after the fleeing militants trapped inside the building, which was surrounded by the security personnel.
Earlier in a day, a CRPF official had stated that an alert sentry at the guard post of the 23 Battalion spotted the two militants carrying bags and an AK-47 rifle approaching the camp at around 4.30 a.m.
The sentry fired forcing the militants to flee, averting an attack on the CRPF station.
“However, during searches in the peripheral area of the camp, it was found that the militants had entered a building in the area that was subsequently surrounded.
“Firing exchanges are continuing between the holed-up militants and the security forces,” the police officer added.