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Karan Nagar encounter ends after 30-hour-long gunfight, two terrorists killed

The militants had taken shelter inside the Karan Nagar area building a day ago. Photograph: (Others)

WION Web Team Srinagar Feb 13, 2018, 09.53 AM (IST)

Two-holed up LeT terrorists, involved in a failed terror bid on a CRPF camp here, were killed on Tuesday in a nearly 30-hour-long gunfight, Swayam Prakash Pani, IGP, Kashmir range said.

The encounter between terrorists and security forces, which began yesterday after the ultras tried to attack a CRPF camp, resumed this morning after an overnight lull.

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The exact identity of the militants was still being established, the police said, adding that a search operation in the area was going on.

Security forces had launched a final assault on the terrorists hiding in an under construction building in Karan Nagar area this morning, officials said.

The incident came two days after Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists attacked an Army camp in Sunjuwan area of Jammu, killing seven people, including six Army soldiers.

Three terrorists were also killed in retaliation by the Army. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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