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Karan Nagar attack day 2 highlights: Two militants killed, mopping operations on

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who was in Jammu on Monday to assess the security situation in the state, said that Pakistan will pay for the attack. Here are the live updates.

india Updated: Feb 13, 2018 23:40 IST
HT Correspondents
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Hindustan Times, Jammu/Srinagar
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Army personnel take position during an encounter with militants in Karan Nagar on Monday.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)

The encounter between security forces and terrorists holed up in a building in Karan Nagar area of Srinagar ended on Tuesday after an overnight lull.

With the recovery of another soldier’s body during searches inside the Sunjuwan army camp, the death toll in the terror attack in Jammu has risen to seven.

Here are the day’s updates:

11.38pm: Security personnel still carrying out mopping operations.

3.30pm: J-K Deputy CM Nirmal Singh calls the attack “desperation of Pakistan.”

“They’re pushing terrorists this side. All infiltrators are basically Pakistanis. Initially we’ve reports that some terrorists wanted to intrude into our territory and had fixed some targets. This group had come from South Kashmir,” he told ANI.

3.15pm: Kashmir IGP SP Pani held a press conference and said that the Karan Nagar encounter was over. Pani said that two militants were killed in the encounter that lasted over 30 hours.

“Arms and ammunition are recovered. It was Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit. One CRPF jawan has been injured but is completely out of danger,” Pani said.

Pani said that the identities of the militants had not been ascertained. Both of them belonged to the LeT, but it was not clear if they were locals or foreign.

Pani said the area has been cordoned and civilians evacuated. The encounter had lasted so long because it was near Lal Chowk, a busy area in the city, he said.

2pm: 

1.50pm: 

1.20pm: “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.

1.06pm: Second militant in Srinagar’s Karan Nagar encounter killed, mopping operations under way, reports PTI news agency.

12.41pm: 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.

12.35pm: The operation is going on as security forces believe one more militant is hiding in the under-construction building.

12.30pm: The identity and group affiliation of the slain militant is yet to be ascertained, a police official said.

12.14pm: One terrorist killed in ongoing encounter with security forces in Srinagar’s Karan Nagar locality, reports PTI news agency.

12.13pm: 

11.14am: We are suspecting presence of two terrorists, the operation is in its final stage. We have been successful in doing a deliberate assault, we are expecting the operation to finish it very soon: Swayam Prakash Pani, IGP, Kashmir on encounter underway in Srinagar’s Karan Nagar.

11.05am: Security forces today launched a massive search operation after Army personnel foiled a suspected terrorist attack on their camp in Jammu.

“An attack (on a camp) was averted and the terrorist fled away,” Jammu-based Army spokesperson Lt Col Devender Anand told PTI.

11am: Mehbooba Mufti met family members of four Army personnel who lost their lives in Sunjuwan attack.

10.40am:

J-K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and deputy CM Nirmal Singh at wreath laying ceremony of four Army personnel who lost their lives in Sunjuwan Army Camp attack. (ANI Photo)

10.30am: Karan Nagar encounter is still going on, we are operating cautiously to avoid any collateral damage to citizens and property: Zulfiqar Hasan, IG Operation, CRPF.

10.24am: 

10.15am: Karan Nagar: The exchange of fire between the terrorists and the security forces resumed at day break on Tuesday morning.

9.50am: The body of the sixth soldier was recovered on Monday evening during the searches in Sunjuwan.

First Published: Feb 13, 2018 10:32 IST