An alert sentinel posted at a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Srinagar’s Karan Nagar thwarted what could have been another attack on a security base in Jammu and Kashmir early morning today.
The guard, posted at the headquarters of the CRPF’s 23 battalion headquarters, saw two suspected militants imminent the camp and opened fire. The two, who were armed with AK-47 rifles, fled from the spot.
The incident took place at 4.30 am. As of last updating this report, security forces had launched a search operation on the perimeter of the base.
Incidentally, the CRPF 23 battalion headquarters is located just a few paces away from Srinagar’s Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital where last week a Pakistani terrorist – Naveed Jat alias Abu Hunzullah – successfully escaped from police custody.
The camp also houses the CRPF’s intelligence wing and today’s probable attack comes just two days after suspected Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists attacked the Sunjwan Indian Army base in Jammu. Combing operations are on at the Sunjwan base, where five soldiers and a civilian, along with three terrorists, were killed.