Militants cornered in abandoned house at Karan Nagar: Govt

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Jammu: Minister for Revenue, Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri Monday informed the assembly that a CRPF personnel has been killed in the ongoing encounter between militants and forces in Karan Nagar area of Srinagar.
Giving details of the incident, the Minister said that at about 4:30 am on Monday, a sentry at CRPF 23 Battalion Headquarter Karan Nagar Srinagar spotted two militants carrying Pithu bags & armed with AK 47 rifles and opened fire due to which the militants escaped towards a nearby locality.
The Minister said at about 10 hours, while conducting search in the area, the search party was fired upon near Gole Market Karan Nagar which was retaliated leading to an encounter. He said the militants have been cornered in an abandoned house near 23 Bn CRPF headquarters and the encounter is still on.