The clash between terrorists hid in a building in Karan Nagar area of Srinagar and security forces started again this morning following an overnight pause. Plus the recovery of another soldier’s body during searches inside the Sunjuwan army camp, the death toll in the terror attack in Jammu has soared to seven.
Here are the live updates:
11.14am: The IGP (Kashmir) Swayam Prakash Pani commented on the encounter ongoing in Srinagar’s Karan Nagar. He said that we are suspecting the presence of two terrorists, the operation is in its final stage. Swayam added that we have been successful in doing a deliberate assault, we are expecting the operation to finish it very soon.
11.05 am: The security forces launched a massive search operation today following Army personnel blocked a suspected terrorist attack on their site in Jammu. “An attack (on a camp) was averted and the terrorist fled away,” Jammu-based Army spokesperson Lt Col Devender Anand told PTI.
11 am: The J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met family members of four Army personnel who lost their lives in the Sunjuwan attack.
10.30 am: “Karan Nagar encounter is still going on, we are operating cautiously to avoid any collateral damage to citizens and property,” said Zulfiqar Hasan, IG Operation, CRPF.
10.15 am: The exchange of fire between the security forces and the terrorists started again at daybreak on Tuesday morning.
9.50 am: On Monday evening, the body of the sixth soldier was recovered during the searches in Sunjuwan.