Srinagar: Lashkar-e-Taiba on Monday claimed responsibility for Karan Nagar terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, ANI reported.
A paramilitary trooper was killed after a failed terror bid on a CRPF camp in Srinagar. The trooper was wounded in the shootout as the security forces prepared for a final assault against the holed-up terrorists, a police officer said, as per IANS.
He was shifted to the nearby SMHS hospital, barely 300 metres away from the site of the gunfight, and died later.
Kashmir police chief SP Vaid in a tweet said, "I congratulate alert CRPF sentry for averting suicidal attack in Karan Nagar."
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
Earlier around 4.30 am on Monday, two terrorists were spotted by an alert sentry at the observation post of 23rd battalion of the CRPF in Karan Nagar area.
The two were forced to flee as the alert sentry fired at them.
Searches in the area revealed that terrorists carrying backpacks and AK-47 rifles had taken shelter in a building near the CRPF camp, which was then surrounded.
After the hiding militants were challenged, they fired at the security forces triggering a gunfight. The latest attack on the Army camp took place nearly 15 months after the Jammu region was hit by a similar attack.
Meanwhile, three terrorists involved in the Sunjwan camp attack were killed in the retaliatory action by the Army inside the camp and a large quantity of arms and ammunition was seized from them.
A group of heavily armed men struck the sprawling camp of the 36 brigade of the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry before dawn on February 10, 2018. Five Army men, including two Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs), were martyred in the attack.
The last terror attack in the Jammu region had taken place on November 29, 2016, when terrorists had stormed the Army's Nagrota camp on the outskirts of Jammu city, killing seven Army personnel including two officers.
(With PTI inputs)