2 LeT Militants Killed As 30-Hour Gunfight At Srinagar CRPF Camp Ends

| February 13 , 2018 , 14:05 IST

A 30-hour gunfight between holed-up Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants and security forces after a failed attack on a CRPF camp in Srinagar came to an end on Tuesday with 2 LeT militants being neutralised.  

"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 to IANS.

Although the exact identity of the militants is still being confirmed, a caller identifying himself as Mehmood Shah of the LeT militant group had contacted a local news agency claiming responsibility for the attack on the CRPF camp.

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On Monday, militants carrying backpacks and AK-47 rifles were spotted by an alert sentry at the observation post of the 23rd battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) who then fired, averting a possible attack on the camp.

The militants then took shelter inside a building in the Karan Nagar area from where they were engaged in a gun battle with the security forces.

During the gunfight on Monday, a CRPF trooper was killed and a constable of the Jammu and Kashmir Police Special Operations Group (SOG) was injured.

The attempted attack on the CRPF camp in Srinagar comes soon after the attack on the military camp in Jammu's Sunjuwan on February 10 which was also claimed by the Lashkar-e-Toiba, and resulted in the death of 5 army personnel, 1 civilian and 3 terrorists.