Srinagar: Government forces launched a final assault on militants hiding in a building in Karan Nagar area of Srinagar for the last 24 hours, killing an unidentified militant, police said Tuesday.
The identity and group affiliation of the slain militant is yet to be ascertained, a police official said.
The operation is going on as forces believe one more militant is hiding in the under-construction building.
The encounter between militants and government forces, which began yesterday after the militants tried to attack a CRPF camp, resumed this morning after an overnight lull.
The operation to flush out the militants is in its final stage and is expected to end soon, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, S P Pani said here.
“We have been successful in localising them, Pani told reporters near the encounter site.
Asked about the number of militants, the IGP said, “We suspect they are two but that will only be confirmed once the operation is over”. PTI