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Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

A gunfight broke out between security forces and militants after their attempt to strike a here was foiled, killing a paramilitary jawan, officials said today.

The militants holed up inside an abandoned house in Karan Nagar, in the heart of city, after their early morning bid to storm into the camp was foiled, triggering the gunfight.

The jawan, belonging to 49 Battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), suffered in the gunfight and died hours later, they said.

Intermittent exchange of fire continued, there were also clashes between security forces and stone-pelting youths near the site, they said.

The heavily-armed militants tried to strike the CRPF camp, located very close to from where Lashkar- e-Taiba militant Naveed Jutt alias Abu Hanzala was freed from police custody by terrorists on February 6.

"The sentry at the camp noticed two suspicious persons at around 4.30 am, carrying backpacks and weapons. He challenged them and opened fire," a of the CRPF said.

The militants fled from the spot and took shelter in the abandoned house in residential area, the officials said.

The incident comes two days after militants attacked an Army camp in Sunjwan area of Jammu, killing six people including five soldiers.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 13:00 IST