A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces at Karanagar area of Srinagar City on Monday morning.
A police officer told The Kashmiriyat,that two militants carrying pithu bags and armed with AK 47 appoaching towards CRPF camp of 23 bn at Karanagar was observed by the alert OP sentry who immediately open fire at around 0430 hrs.
“Immediately search operation of the camp periphery launched,” he said.
The officer said that after several hours of search operation the militants were traced and accordingly an exchange of gunfire started between the two sides.
Earlier, CRPF has claimed to have repulsed the attack, however sources said that the militants had reportedly managed to sneak inside the CRPF camp of 23 bn at Karanagar.
The police officer meanwhile told The Kashmiriyat, that it can not be ruled out that the assailants might be fidayeens.
1100: Heavy Exchange of Gunfire ensues between Militants and Government forces
1120: More Troopers rushed to the spot
1150: The Government forces have cordoned off the entire area around Karan Nagar
1130: Clashes begin between Civilians and Government forces
1202: CRPF man critically wounded during the Gunfight Succumbs to his injuries, Operation Continues.
1225: "2 militants tried to barge into CRPF headquarters in the morning. They couldn't enter the headquarters but sneaked in a building close to the HQ. 5 families have been evacuated. Operation is on," IG CRPF Ravideep Sahai
1238: CRPF jawan killed in the encounter has been identified as Mujahid Khan.
1250: More Troopers from Indian Army and SOG of Jammu Kashmir Police rushed in as At least two fidayeen militants hold up in a building inside CRPF camp premises.
1310: Clashes Intensify in Srinagar, Tear Smoke Shells being used to disperse the protesters.
1325: Firing continues between militants hold up in a building and Government Forces.
1400: Militants Allegedly cornered as Troopers move in closer to the building.
1415: Policeman Critically Injured, Shifted to the Army hospital for treatment.
1500: Mobile Internet Suspended in Srinagar.
1520: Clashes continue, spread to nearby localities around encounter site.
1530: Mehbooba Mufti calls for talks with Pakistan.
1600: Army brings in more weaponry, Troops.
1622: Lashkar e Toiba Claims responsibility of the attack, says it has nothing to do with Sunjwan Attack.
1700: LED Lights installed.
1800: Encounter is still going on, Details will soon be made available, says CRPF
1900: No Firing on either side, Silence prevails as Government forces hardly make any movement.
2000: Occasional Bullet Shots heard
2030:Heavy Firing Starts on both the sides.
2100: Sounds of Huge blasts being heard in the locality amidst heavy firing.
2130: Firing and blasts continue near the encounter side.
0900: After a Lull, Fresh Firing starts, Operation Intensifies
1000: 1 Militant Killed, Identity not confirmed.
1130: Firing Continues on both the sides, Encounter may be in it's final stage.
1145: Second Militant Killed, Operation Continues.
1230: Mopping Operations Start, Heavy Presence of Troopers conducting Search Operations.
1300: Encounter Ends with the death of two Militants, 1 CRPF Man, 1 Policeman Wounded.
1320: Unconfirmed reports suggest that both the Militants are Locals, residents of South Kashmir.