Security forces launched a final assault on terrorists hiding in a building in Karan Nagar area for the last 24 hours, killing an unidentified militant, police said. The identity and group affiliation of the slain militant is yet to be ascertained, a police official said.
The operation is going on as security forces believe one more militant is hiding in the under-construction building. The encounter between militants and security forces, which began yesterday after the ultras tried to attack a CRPF camp, resumed this morning after an overnight lull.
The operation to flush out the militants is in its final stage and is expected to end soon, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, S P Pani said in Srinagar. "We have been successful in localising them,' Pani told reporters near the encounter site. Asked about the number of militants, the IGP said, "We suspect they are two but that will only be confirmed once the operation is over." -- PTI
Image: Security personnel at Karan Nagar, the site of the encounter, yesterday. The encounter began at around 10 am yesterday. Pic: Umar Ganie