Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) had a violent encounter with the terrorists, who had been unable to enter the camps, thwarted by the efforts of the guard, in Srinigar city’s Karannagar area. The militants had tried to enter the camp ar 4 am, but the Guard, who was awake, spotted them and fired shots, which scared them and made them flee the area. The soldiers had been equipped with weapons and backpacks, and could have been planning a major assault on the army. But when they couldn’t enter the camp, the terrorists then took refuge in some abandoned buildings nearby. But the military went on rounds, and a brief shootout commenced, and continued for a while. The incident occurred on the when the Army was paying its respects to the five soldiers who had been martyred during the attack in Jammu’s Sunjuwan.
The camp is situated nearby the SMHS Hospital, where the militants had ran assault on February 6 and caused mayhem, with two policemen killed and a terrorist fleeing the custody. Previously, Sunjuwan had been attacked in 2003, when the terrorists had killed 12 soldiers.
Sheh Paul Veid, Director General of Police (DGP) of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K); wrote on twitter, “I congratulate alert CRPF sentry for averting Suicidal attack in Karan nagar Srinagar. Fortunately 2 terrorists are in cordon & exchange of fire going on.”
I congratulate alert CRPF sentry for averting Suicidal attack in Karan nagar Srinagar. Fortunately 2 terrorists are in cordon & exchange of fire going on.
— Shesh Paul Vaid (@spvaid) February 12, 2018