Srinagar, February 13: Two terrorists were killed in 30-hour-long gunbattle in Karan Nagar area of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. Heavy firing between security forces and terrorists resumed early morning as an attempt by armed gunmen to storm into the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp was foiled.
“Two terrorists have been killed. Arms and ammunition are recovered. It was Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit. One CRPF jawan has been injured but is completely out of danger,” said Kashmir IGP SP Pani. (Also Read: Sunjuwan Attack Sponsored by JeM Chief Masood Azhar, Pak Will Pay For Misadventure: Nirmala Sitharaman)
Terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba claimed responsibility for Karan Nagar terror attack. A CRPF jawan who was injured in the exchange of fire succumbed to his injuries on Monday.
The search operation continued in the area till late in the evening. The identity of terrorists is yet to be established.
The attack took place just two days after terrorists attacked an Army camp in Sunjwan area of Jammu, killing seven people including six soldiers. A jawan’s body was recovered from the forest area in the military station, thus, crossing the death toll to seven. (Also Read: J&K Terror Attacks: Mehbooba Wants Talks With Pakistan, Farooq Abdullah Says Tough Measures Needed)
The latest attack on the Army camp took place nearly 15 months after the Jammu region was hit by a similar attack. The last terror attack in the Jammu region had taken place on November 29, 2016, when terrorists stormed the Army’s Nagrota camp on the outskirts of Jammu city, killing seven Army personnel including two officers.
Three terrorists were gunned down in the operation.
With inputs from PTI