Encounter breaks out in Srinagar City

Srinagar: A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces at Karanagar area of Srinagar City on Monday morning.

A police officer told GNS that two militants carrying pithu bags and armed with AK 47 appoaching 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. (GNS)