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Militants' bid to attack CRPF camp foiled in Srinagar

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

An attempt by militants to strike a CRPF camp was foiled early today in area of the city, an said.

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

The militants fled from the spot, the said.

The militants have taken shelter in a house which have been cordoned off by the CRPF.

Intermittent exchange of fire was reported and the CRPF moved in more troops to ensure that the militants do not escape.

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. 11:00 IST