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2 militants killed in Srinagar encounter

Srinagar, February 13
Two holed-up militants were on Tuesday killed during an encounter between security forces and terrorists hiding in a multi-storey building at Karan Nagar in Srinagar, after nearly 30-hour-long gunfight.

The identity and group affiliation of the militants is yet to be ascertained

While one was gunned down as he came out of the under construction building to get into another adjacent building, the other was trapped and killed inside the building that they took refuge in on Monday,” a police officer said.

The encounter between militants and security forces, which began yesterday after the terrorists tried to attack a CRPF camp.

In wake of the security operation underway in Karan Nagar, authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar – the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir – to maintain law and order, a police official said.

Restrictions have been imposed in eight police station areas as a precautionary measure, the official said.

He said curbs, under Section 144 of the CrPc, have been imposed in Nowhatta, Rainawari, Khanyar, Safakadal, M R Gunj, Kralkhud, Shaheedgunj and Karan Nagar police station areas.

A CRPF jawan was killed and a policeman was injured in the exchange of fire yesterday.

The CRPF has claimed that it thwarted the attempt by the terrorists to attack its camp in Karan Nagar area.

The incident came days after Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists attacked another Army camp in Sunjwan area of Jammu, killing six people including five soldiers. Three militants were also killed in retaliation by the Army.