Militants' bid to attack camp in Srinagar thwarted: CRPF

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CRPF successfully thwarts attack on Srinagar camp, terrorists flee after firing, search op on

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Monday foiled an attempt by two heavily armed militants to storm it's camp in Srinagar's Karan Nagar area on Monday morning.

The guard, posted at the headquarters of the CRPF's 23 battalion headquarters, saw two suspected terrorists approaching the camp at around 4.30 am and opened fire. The news agency ANI says that the search operation at the camp is underway.

Searches in the area revealed that the militants, carrying backpacks and AK-47 rifles, had taken shelter in a building near the CRPF camp, which was then surrounded.

Jammu and Kashmir police chief SP Vaid in a tweet said: "I congratulate alert CRPF sentry for averting Suicidal attack in Karan nagar Srinagar. They ran into the nearby building behind National School", said Yadav.

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It is believed that the terrorists were planning to attack the CRPF camp.

The entire area has been sealed after additional security forces and Special Operation Group ( SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police personnel were rushed there.

So far nine people including five army men, a civilian and three Jaish militants have been killed while 10 others including two army officers injured in the gunfight. Four terrorists were also neutralised by the security forces.

The encounter started as the militants fired on security personnel, who responded strongly. However, police later arrested two militants and as many Over Ground Workers (OGWs) who helped Naveed to escape.

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