Srinagar encounter: SF resumes operation against holed up LeT militants

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    Srinagar, Feb 13 : the first light of Tuesday morning security forces resumed operation against two Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) militants holed up in a building near battalion headquarter of CRPF in Karan Nagar area Srinagar for the past 24 hours.

    A CRPF constable Mujahid Khan was killed and a police solider critically injured in the encounter which ensued after CRPF alert sentry foiled a fidayeen attack on their camp on early Monday.

    Official sources told UNI on Tuesday morning that with the first light security forces launched an assault on the building where the militants were holed up for the past 24 hours. However, militants again resorted to indiscriminate firing on security forces. The encounter was going on when the reports last came in. The entire area was sealed to foil any attempt by holed up militants to escape. Intermittent firing could be heard during the night.