Detail Of Terrorism Update
Thursday, February 22, 2018


One CRPF trooper killed and two LeT militants holed up in an ongoing encounter in Jammu and Kashmir

A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper, identified as Mujahid Khan was killed and a Police man, identified as Javid Ahmed was injured as they foiled an attempt by Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) fidayeen (suicide squad) to storm into their 23rd battalion camp at Karan Nagar area of Srinagar early on February 12, reports Daily Excelsior. A CRPF spokesman said that in the wee hours on February 12, fidayeen, carrying bags and armed with AK 47s, were seen approaching towards the CRPF camp. “The sentries immediately opened fire at around 4.30 am as they noticed two suspicious persons carrying backpacks and weapons”, he said. The firing from the CRPF forced the militants to enter into an under-construction building adjacent to the camp. As the Security Forces (SFs) searched the building, the hiding militants opened fire in which one CRPF man was killed and another Police man was injured. Police and CRPF rescued around 20 persons including children and women from the area. They were taken to safer locations before assault was launched against the fidayeen.

Army was later called in to take on the two fidayeen, who are said to be of LeT. Sources said that the fidayeen called their handlers telling them that their mission has failed and they are holed up in a building adjacent to the CRPF camp. Huge explosion were heard from the encounter site during the day as Army used grenades and rockets to blast the building. However, militants were firing at the SFs intermittently. The operation was put on hold for the night and cordon around the building was strengthened to prevent militants from fleeing the area.

Later, clashes broke out between the youth and SFs outside CRPF camp in Karan Nagar area of Srinagar, in the afternoon, adds Daily Excelsior. Youth in large numbers assembled near the encounter site and pelted stones on the SFs, triggering clashes. SFs retaliated by firing teargas to disperse the protesters.

Meanwhile, SFs have been put on high alert following an input that Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) is trying to carry out fidayeen attack in Kashmir valley, adds Daily Excelsior. According to inputs they may use an explosive laden car to carry out the attack. The Police have asked for intensified security around the vital installations and SF camps.